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August 3, 2017

 

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Perdue Farms Signs Up For A Chicken Welfare Revolution

The poultry industry may be on the verge of adopting ambitious new animal-welfare standards, giving chickens more space and daylight.

August 2, 2017

 

Farmer Wendy Johnson

Why Some Farmers Are Bringing Livestock Back To The Prairie

Iowa farmers hope providing meat to customers who care more about farming methods than price will improve cropland while also helping them earn a profit.

June 26, 2017

 

Farmer Tim Mueller

The Gamble Of The Farmers That Raise Our Chicken

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.

May 14, 2017

 

Chicken Marrakesh

Stirring The Pot: A Bowl Of (Dried) Cherries

As I cooked this Chicken Marrakesh with friends, conversation segued into talk of restaurants, local gossip, yoga poses, former husbands and grandchildren.

April 24, 2017

 

bird flu sign

Midwest Farmers Feel Prepared For Next Bird Flu Outbreak

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.

April 19, 2017

 

chicken worker

Indiana Egg Producers Scramble To Meet Cage-Free Demand

Going cage-free is a costly, time-consuming process for even the biggest egg producers, like Indiana's Rose Acre Farms.

March 24, 2017

 

chickens

U.S. Can’t Really Know If Farmers Cutting Back On Antibiotics

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.

March 1, 2017

 

chicken eggs

Let There Be Sunlight! And There Will Be Eggs

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.

February 17, 2017

 

mushrooms

Cultivating New Business With Seaweed And Mushrooms

Kelp aquaculture gives New England fisheries new markets, and Alan Barker turned his hobby into the Brown County Fungus Farm.

January 20, 2017

 

chickens

Organic Chickens Get More Room To Roam

New rules will force some of the biggest organic egg producers to change their practices, or stop calling their eggs organic.

December 19, 2016

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

Proposed Organic Livestock Welfare Rule Not Guaranteed

Some of the country’s largest farm organizations are lobbying the incoming administration to drop rules that would change the production of organic meat.

July 21, 2016

 

Sicilian Buttercup

Primp Your Poultry For Chicken Beauty Contests

Chicken beauty contests are no joke. We meet several competitors and their poultry. And, Chef Arlyn Llewellyn whips up some eggplant tacos.

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

 

eggs

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

 

turkeys

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.

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