Farmers sign multi-million dollar deals to do business with big corporations. It requires a major investment from farmers, who hope the investment will pay off.
As I cooked this Chicken Marrakesh with friends, conversation segued into talk of restaurants, local gossip, yoga poses, former husbands and grandchildren.
Two years after a devastating bird flu outbreak in the Midwest, many farmers here say they now have a better idea of how to keep bird flu at bay.
Going cage-free is a costly, time-consuming process for even the biggest egg producers, like Indiana's Rose Acre Farms.
New FDA rules limit how farmers can give antibiotics to animals raised for meat. But a report says FDA doesn't collect data to know if that policy is working.
It takes a minimum of 12 hours of daylight per day for hens to lay eggs. As the days continue to get longer, here's what to know about your flock's egg output.
Kelp aquaculture gives New England fisheries new markets, and Alan Barker turned his hobby into the Brown County Fungus Farm.
New rules will force some of the biggest organic egg producers to change their practices, or stop calling their eggs organic.
Some of the country’s largest farm organizations are lobbying the incoming administration to drop rules that would change the production of organic meat.
Chicken beauty contests are no joke. We meet several competitors and their poultry. And, Chef Arlyn Llewellyn whips up some eggplant tacos.
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.
The lifting of the quarantine means Dubois County has been avian-flu free for 90 days.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is partnering with the USDA to address the ongoing outbreak of avian flu in Dubois County.
Another outbreak of bird flu in the Midwest remains likely, even if farms and public health systems are more prepared to deal with it.