News and analysis on the global poultry
and animal feed industries.

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.

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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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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Beef takes heat in new Chain Reaction antibiotics report

Rather than examining antibiotic use in supply chain for all meat and poultry products, the 2018 Chain Reaction report focuses on hamburgers
For the past three years, the Chain Reaction report on antibiotic use in the supply chain for the top U.S. restaurant chains has graded those chains on their antibiotic use in all species of meat animals, including chicken, turkeys, pigs and beef cattle.
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McDonald’s shareholder has it wrong on broiler welfare

Retirement fund that holds more than 2 million McDonald’s shares makes questionable push to change broiler welfare policy
Shareholder activism has hit McDonald’s, as a holder of more than 2 million shares of its stock wants the fast-food chain to make changes to its policy on broiler welfare.
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‘I Love’ former Tyson Foods pitchman Tom T. Hall

Musician who appeared in Tyson television commercials in the early ’80s was recently inducted into Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame
I have met or corresponded with many people affiliated with Tyson Foods as an adult, and I am extremely grateful to have made those connections.
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