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Nebraska Veteran Embarks on New Mission with Poultry Operation

posted on April 17, 2014 at 5:25 PM

 Nebraska Veteran Embarks on New Mission with Poultry Operation
Rural America could be considered fertile ground for patriotism. The ties of close-knit communities foster certain sentiments about people, the land, and hard work. And for some, protecting this way of life is more than just an option or an... Full Story

Groups Push for More Humane Slaughter of Chickens

posted on April 4, 2014 at 10:25 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two animal welfare groups and dozens of lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to improve humane treatment of poultry at slaughterhouses, citing statistics that show hundreds of thousands of chickens being accidentally... Full Story

Missouri AG Challenges California Egg Law

posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:11 PM

The lawsuit takes aim at a California law set to take effect in 2015 that prohibits eggs from being sold if they come from hens raised in cages that don't comply with California's new size and space requirements. Full Story

Urban hens often abandoned once egg-laying ends

posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Five chickens live in artist Alicia Rheal's backyard in Madison, Wis., and when they age out of laying eggs, they may become chicken dinner. Full Story

Salmonella outbreak linked to NM poultry hatchery

posted on August 23, 2013 at 2:56 PM

A national outbreak of salmonella has been linked to an eastern New Mexico hatchery that sells live baby chickens, ducks and other poultry by mail and supplies them to feed stores, state health officials announced Monday. Full Story

UK Retailers Relax Rules On GM Poultry Feed

posted on May 17, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Sainsbury's, the Co-operative Group and Marks & Spencer cited short supplies of non-GM feed as the reason for the change. Full Story

High heat kills thousands of turkeys and chickens

posted on July 15, 2011 at 4:16 PM

A heat wave that has pushed temperatures well over 100 degrees has killed tens of thousands of turkeys and chickens in Kansas and North Carolina and left farmers across the lower part of the country struggling to cool off their flocks. Full Story

Judge Hears From Farmers in Suit Against Pilgrim's

posted on June 24, 2011 at 2:06 PM

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- A federal judge heard more testimony Friday from farmers who allege poultry giant Pilgrim's Pride closed plants and ran them out of business to manipulate commodity chicken prices, which they say violated a... Full Story

Alabama Poultry Growers Face Devastation After Storms

posted on May 13, 2011 at 3:05 PM

PHIL CAMPBELL, Ala (AP) -- Tom Parker shook his head and seemed near tears as he talked about all that he lost in an April 27 tornado that ripped apart the northern Alabama farm where he grew up and had spent much of his adult life raising... Full Story

Researchers sub feathers for petroleum in plastic

posted on May 6, 2011 at 11:05 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Researchers have developed ways to substitute chicken feathers for petroleum in some plastic products, and at least two companies are working to bring items ranging from biodegradable flower pots to office furniture to market. Full Story

Study: Half of Supermarket Meat May Have Staph Bug

posted on April 21, 2011 at 3:04 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — Half the meat and poultry sold in the supermarket may be tainted with the staph germ, a new report suggests. Full Story

USDA: Delay in meat sales could prevent recalls

posted on April 8, 2011 at 3:04 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is aiming to prevent meat recalls by withholding meat and poultry products from grocery store shelves until government testing is complete. Full Story

USDA Asked To Decide: Does Organic Mean Outdoor?

posted on January 28, 2011 at 5:01 PM

CHAMPAIGN, Ill (AP) -- When the doors to the hen house open, the 14,000 chickens on Edwin Blosser's organic egg farm make a mad dash for the pasture outside, where they can scratch and peck in the dirt. Full Story

Supreme Court Rejects Tyson Lawsuit

posted on January 28, 2011 at 5:01 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal from a former Tennessee poultry farmer who sued Tyson Farms after losing his contract to raise their chickens. Full Story

Germany Bans 934 More Farms in Dioxin Scare

posted on January 21, 2011 at 12:01 PM

BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's dioxin-tainted food scandal widened Saturday, as authorities banned another 934 farms from selling eggs, poultry and pork after finding out that one company had hidden its deliveries of contaminated livestock feed. Full Story
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