News and analysis for the global poultry industry.

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.

Wayne Farms chicken so popular it backs up traffic

Because of shortage of chicken at grocery stores amid COVID-19 pandemic, Wayne Farms holds a drive-through sale that attracted huge number of shoppers
If the Wayne Farms personnel ever questioned how much consumers in Albertville, Alabama, enjoy the company’s chicken products, there should be little doubt now.
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Hickman’s finds creative way to keep inmate labor

Hickman’s Family Farms works out deal with State of Arizona to build dormitory for female laborers so they can continue working without contributing to the risk of spreading or contracting COVID-19
When the Arizona Department of Corrections decided to at least temporarily pull inmate labor out of the public to minimize the spread of COVID-19, Hickman’s Family Farms stood to lose a meaningful portion of its workforce.
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Maine Heritage Policy Center: Egg legislation ridiculous

Trying to mandate cage-free eggs is one thing, but to present it as an ‘emergency’ is another, government watchdog says
A proposed bill that would mandate that all eggs raised and sold in Maine is under consideration, and one government watchdog didn’t pull any punches when describing his opinions about it.
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Tornado’s toll on Tennessee poultry industry limited

Only damage reported by Tennessee Poultry Association occurred at Tennessee State University
My heart goes out to people who experienced losses when an EF-4 tornado touched down in the early morning hours of March 3. But as is the case with all tragic events, there are also things for which we can be thankful.
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What does US-China trade deal mean for poultry industry?

Document on U.S. Trade Representative website offers some insights about parts of the agreement and how it affects the poultry sector
Phase One of a trade deal between the United States and China was signed by both parties on January 15, but many questions have been asked since the signing ceremony was held.
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Maple Leaf Foods brightens birthday after cake goof

Family of 8-year-old boy ordered a Toronto Maple Leafs birthday cake, but instead got one with the Maple Leaf Foods logo
Ordinarily, when people think of Maple Leaf Foods, they tend to think of meat and poultry products, or possibly even plant-based protein products.
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Foster Farms innovates with new product lines

CEO Dan Huber highlights some of the company's latest initiatives in interview with The Modesto Bee
Foster Farms, the largest poultry producer in the western half of the United States, has made some meaningful strides in innovation in the past year, a recent news article indicated.
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