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June 28, 2016

 

chickens on perches

Perdue Farms Shifts How Its Chickens Live And Die

One of the largest poultry companies in the country says it will change its slaughter methods and some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups cheer.

May 5, 2016

 

turkeys in poultry barn

Final Dubois Co. Quarantine Lifted After Avian Flu Outbreak

The lifting of the quarantine means Dubois County has been avian-flu free for 90 days.

May 3, 2016

 

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Egg Prices Falling Faster Than Expected

Egg prices spiked in the wake of avian flu, but the USDA now expects retail egg prices to fall 9 to 10 percent this year compared to the average 2015 price.

May 3, 2016

 

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FDA Says Lower Salmonella Rates ‘Encouraging’

The FDA study is part of a larger government effort to reduce the persistently high rates of the food-borne illness in chicken and turkey.

March 30, 2016

 

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Why Whole Foods Wants A Slower-Growing Chicken

A modern broiler, or meat chicken, grows incredibly fast. The bird suffers as a result. Now Whole Foods wants its suppliers to shift to slower-growing breeds.

February 17, 2016

 

Mileidis Bolivar on rooftop garden

Facing Severe Food Shortages, Venezuela Pushes Urban Gardens

In Venezuela, bread, meat, milk and other staples are scarce these days. So the government is urging urban slum dwellers to grow and raise their own food.

February 11, 2016

 

Domestic turkeys mill about in a holding pen

USDA Slammed For Slow Suffocation In Bird Flu Culls

In a bird flu outbreak in Indiana last month, some of the 400,000 euthanized birds were killed by “ventilation shutdown,” a method the USDA approved last year.

January 25, 2016

 

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Seven Things To Know About The 2016 Bird Flu

Although this outbreak is so far relatively small, it is a concern because of last year’s devastating avian flu outbreak in the upper Midwest.

January 21, 2016

 

turkeys in poultry barn

400,000 Birds Killed, What’s Next In Avian Flu Outbreak?

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is partnering with the USDA to address the ongoing outbreak of avian flu in Dubois County.

January 4, 2016

 

Baby turkeys in barn

As Recovery Continues, Farmers Prepare For More Bird Flu

Another outbreak of bird flu in the Midwest remains likely, even if farms and public health systems are more prepared to deal with it.

November 19, 2015

 

edward hopper's nighthawks

Food In American Art, Tempura Green Beans, Cage-Free Eggs

We look at how food culture has inspired American artists. Green beans get the deep-fried treatment. And, who will work all the new agriculture jobs?

November 18, 2015

 

hens in a cage

Housing Hens Ruffles Some Feathers In The Egg Industry

There's more to housing hens than square inches. Some egg farmers argue the cage-free barns are less humane than traditional hen housing.

October 29, 2015

 

raw chicken for sale

Consumers Should Demand Better Treatment Of Poultry Workers

Oxfam America released a report calling on consumers to help better working conditions for the people who work at the four largest poultry producers.

October 6, 2015

 

farmer Richard Oswald

China Slowdown May Squeeze Midwest Soybean Farmers

American farmers are the world’s largest soybean exporters and China is the largest buyer. If that market collapsed it would trigger a global decline in prices.

September 28, 2015

 

Dog, Rooster, and Chickens in a Yard

The Odd Couple: Chickens And Dogs

With a lot of training and supervision, it is possible to have a harmonious relationship between your dog and chickens.

September 10, 2015

 

cage-free chickens

Latest Scramble In Egg Industry: McDonald’s Goes Cage-Free

McDonald's USA announced that in the near future, it will no longer buy eggs from chickens that live in cages.

August 31, 2015

 

baby turkeys

Officials, Farmers Prepare For Fall Bird Flu Outbreak

After criticisms of their response to the spring outbreak, USDA officials say they have a plan for this fall that could handle twice as many infections.

August 20, 2015

 

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Turkeys Back In Barns After Bird Flu

Farmers have reached a milestone in the recovery from the massive avian flu outbreak last spring. Birds are back in the barns at this Iowa farm.

July 24, 2015

 

Jana Wilson holding Sicilian Buttercup chick

Poultry Shows Shut Down, Flan And Pickled Eggs, Ag Desk Jobs

Many poultry shows have been canceled. What this could mean for Jana Wilson's rare chicken breeds. Flan with Seth Elgar. And, farm chemicals and cancer rates.

June 16, 2015

 

road closed on the farm

New Study Says Bird Flu Spread By Wind, Humans, Fowl

Researchers found that the virus was spread up to a half-mile during two windy days that “appeared to be related to clusters of outbreaks 5 to 7 days later."

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