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.
China has confirmed 460 cases of the H7N9 bird flu virus since last October, the most of any season since the first human case was reported in 2013.
Eighteen humanoid robots monitor 3 million Charoen Pokphand Group chickens for signs of food-borne illnesses and bird flu.
As the White House ramps up for a profound transition in January, many questions remain about the fate of food and agriculture legislation under new leadership.
Oxfam’s report paints the picture of a widespread problem, where basic worker needs are denied in service of producing vast amounts of cheap, processed 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.
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.
Oxfam America released a report calling on consumers to help better working conditions for the people who work at the four largest poultry producers.
The USDA released new rules for poultry plants last month that allow companies to conduct their own inspections and reduce the number of government inspectors.
What does it take to run a successful farmers market? Coordinator of the Bloomington Community Farmers Market Marcia Veldman gives tips in this week's podcast.