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

Animal Agribusiness Angle

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

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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Meatless Mondays in Brooklyn may be just the start

Press release announcing Meatless Mondays at 15 Brooklyn schools leaves reason to believe officials want other New York schools to follow
The news that 15 schools in Brooklyn will join the Meatless Mondays movement this spring is worthy of attention in and of itself, but what if other schools in New York follow that lead?
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