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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.

USPOULTRY chair: Sonny Perdue nice fit for ag secretary

USPOULTRY Chairman Tom Hensley gives glowing recommendation for agriculture secretary, who spoke at IPPE
One of Tom Hensley’s first duties as chairman of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) was to introduce U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to attendees of the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).
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Agriculture under a President Oprah Winfrey

Texas cattlemen court case, vegan experiment, Meatless Mondays pledge are all causes for concern
Ever since media mogul Oprah Winfrey made her speech at the Golden Globes ceremony several weeks ago, there has been speculation about whether she will consider a run for president in 2020.
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Tyson’s Donnie Smith retires in style, helping Rwandans

Through African Sustainable Agriculture Project Foundation, Donnie Smith has helped develop broiler, egg and feed facilities in Rwanda
After a successful and storied career with Tyson Foods, Donnie Smith, the company’s former president and CEO, had more than earned the right to retire and spend his time paying attention to other interests.
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7 quotes from President Trump to Farm Bureau

President delivers keynote address to American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention
The words of U.S. President Donald Trump in his address to the American Farm Bureau Federation on January 8, appeared to resonate with his audience, drawing heavy applause and approval of some of the changes going on in the nation’s capital.
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Will Qdoba be freed from ‘animal welfare’ commitments?

Supply chain pledges made by parent company will no longer apply to Mexican restaurant company under new ownership
You won’t find Qdoba’s name in a lot of WATTAgNet news items, but those that do include it pretty much have one thing in common: they are all related to commitments for its animal protein supply chain.
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Kansas may have missed Tyson, but isn’t giving up

Tyson Foods and other companies now know Kansas communities are serious about wanting to attract a new broiler complex, Kansas Department of Agriculture spokeswoman says
When Tyson Foods announced last week that it would build its new poultry complex in Humboldt, Tennessee, it was certainly disappointing to many people in Kansas that hoped the company would choose to expand into the Sunflower State.
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Life as a presidential turkey seems pretty good

At every stage of their lives, presidential turkeys are treated well and make people happy
For more than two centuries, children in the United States have said that they wanted to someday be the president. And while it seems unlikely that young poults have dreams of someday becoming a presidential turkey, maybe they should.
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