News and analysis on the global poultry
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Agrifood Angle

Roy Graber combines his Midwestern farming background with his knowledge of economics and agriculture policy to offer a deeper look at the poultry and pig industries.

Driver for Wayne Farms learns to not always trust GPS

When driver tries to cross historic wooden bridge upon advice of GPS, he and his cargo do not make it across
A tractor-trailer load of Wayne Farms chicken products didn’t make it to its intended destination because of one person’s over-reliance on a global positioning system, more commonly known as a GPS.
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Mercy for Animals pounces with Iowa ag-gag law’s demise

Those in Iowa’s livestock and poultry industry should be cautious as Mercy for Animals ‘undercover investigators’ could be coming
It didn’t take animal rights group Mercy for Animals long to jump at an opportunity after a federal court struck down Iowa’s ag-gag law as unconstitutional.
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Food bloggers impressed with Ontario chicken farm

Effort in transparency yields confidence in chicken raised in Canada
If anyone in Canada is skeptical of how chickens are raised in the country should be able to consumer Canadian chicken with confidence after a recent transparency project from Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO).
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How well will chains making GAP pledges last?

One company to recently vow to serve chicken according Global Animal Partnership standards is closing some of its locations
There has been a noticeable slowdown in the number of restaurant chains that are signing pledges to only source broiler chicken meat that meets Global Animal Partnership (GAP) standards.
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Keep politics away from presidential turkey ceremony

Observance needs to focus on recognizing turkey industry and being thankful
The National Thanksgiving Turkey ceremony at the White House is a great thing, as it not only gives the nation pause in order to be thankful for so many things, but it also brings national attention to the National Turkey Federation (NTF) and the greater turkey industry.
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Will crass campaign help Jennie-O sell more turkeys?

Jennie-O Turkey Store’s ‘Give Your Family the Bird’ ad campaign is juvenile and a little bit tacky, but it is funny and gets your attention
It’s one of those commercials that even though you know you shouldn’t laugh when you see it, you chuckle anyway.
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Fox News brings Proposition 12 egg issue to masses

Network with a reputation of biased reporting examined both sides of the issue with those against animal confinement proposal having the most convincing arguments
Say what you want about Fox News and whether they are biased in their reporting when it comes to right-wing versus left-wing politics.
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