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November 30, 2015


monarch butterfly on a red flower

In The Fields, A Search For Monarch Butterflies

An Iowa State University report estimated an 81% decline in the Midwest monarch population 1999-2010, with a 58% decline in milkweed presence at the same time.

November 27, 2015


freshly-hatched chicks

Countdown To The December Hatch-A-Long

It takes 21 days for chickens to hatch, so put your fertilized eggs in the incubator on December 11. Come New Year's Day, you should have newly-hatched chicks.

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 23, 2015


banana hemp pancakes with fruit and honey

Go Green With These Banana Hemp Pancakes

As you're mixing the batter, embrace the army-green color. The pancakes will eventually turn a deep brown as they cook.

October 5, 2015


Egg-laying hens confined in battery cages

Battle Wages On In Massachusetts Cage-Free Match

An egg industry group says it plans to fight a Massachusetts proposal to ban meat and eggs raised in close confinement.

September 24, 2015


root vegetables for sale

USDA Finds ‘Local’ & ‘Organic’ Closely Tied In Grocery Carts

Certified organic farms in the U.S. sold $5.5 billion in organic products in 2014. California remains an organic powerhouse, nabbing the top spot in sales.

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.

July 31, 2015


A man sells eggs on the street in Mumbai, India

Vegetarian Elite In India Say No To Eggs In School Lunches

Vegetarian government leaders in India rejected a plan to add eggs to help feed malnourished children, drawing fire from advocates for the nation’s poor.

July 21, 2015


flan, ready to eat

Dare To Go Dark With Caramel Sauce For Flan

Seth Elgar pushes his caramel sauce past sweet into dark, rich and deep. It's the perfect sauce for this simple flan recipe.

June 29, 2015



Flock Of Egg-Laying Hens Smallest In A Decade

The nation’s flock of egg-laying hens is at its smallest since 2004 thanks to the massive outbreak of avian influenza this spring.

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."

May 27, 2015



Walmart Asks Farmers To Improve Animal Welfare

Walmart has urged meat and egg suppliers to reduce use of antibiotics and improve treatment of animals.

May 26, 2015



‘Stud Dames’ Spread U.S. Cow Genetics Far And Wide

Elite-cattle breeders and commercial beef and dairy producers use embryo transfer to reproduce dozens of calves a year from their genetically superior heifers.

May 7, 2015


chickens in cages

Officials Seek To Contain Avian Flu As Outbreak Spreads

Beyond containing the virus, there’s another huge challenge: disposing of all the dead birds.

April 30, 2015


three chickens from behind

Chickens From Beginning To End, Swiss Chard, Burn Your Field

Jana Wilson gives tips for raising chicks. What about birds at the end of their lives? Swiss chard plus cheese, with Daniel Orr. Why farmers burn their fields.

April 29, 2015


2 chickens

Bird Flu Claims Egg-Laying Hens In Iowa

Tuesday marked the worst day in the H5N2 avian flu outbreak which is killing millions of turkeys and chickens across the Midwest.

February 13, 2015



Government Considers Reversal in Cholesterol Guidelines

Let them eat eggs, says the top U.S. nutrition advisory panel.

December 19, 2014


mayo and eggs

Hellmann’s Drops Suit Over Vegan Mayo

A major food fight has ended between giant Unilever and start-up Hampton Creek over the definition of "mayonnaise."

November 11, 2014


homemade mayo

Vegan Mayo Start-Up Sued By Food Giant

Can egg-less mayonnaise really be called "mayo?" Unilever, maker of Hellmann's mayonnaise, is taking the issue to court.

September 3, 2014


eggs in a bowl

Six Tips For Cleaning Your Backyard Eggs

Preventing dirt from ever getting on the eggshells is the best way to keep dirt and poop off the eggshells. Sounds simple -- and it is!

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