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Farm and Food Coalition elevating ag-related agenda in Minnesota

July 25, 2014
Farm and Food Coalition elevating ag-related agenda in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — Policies and regulations that support agriculture are paramount to protecting and growing Minnesota’s status as a major player in the farm and food production industry. To help ensure its sustainability, a new coalition called A Greater Minnesota (AGM) has been created to inform Minnesotans about the issues surrounding farming and food production...

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Poultry Federation names new officers, board

July 25, 2014
Poultry Federation names new officers, board

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Poultry Federation of Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma, has announced its board of directors and officers for the 2014-2015 year. Serving as chairman of the board is Steve Storm, operations vice president for Cal-Maine Foods in Jackson, Miss. Other board officers are David Elam, complex manager for Wayne Farms LLC...

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Chicken consumption up 17 percent in the US

July 24, 2014
Chicken consumption up 17 percent in the US

GREENSBORO, Ga. — More chickens are crossing the road and on to consumers’ plates, according to new research presented July 21 at the National Chicken Council’s Chicken Marketing Seminar in Greensboro, Ga. Overall, the average number of meals or snacks that contained chicken eaten by survey respondents in the two weeks prior to the...

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Successful breeder management is in the details

July 24, 2014
Successful breeder management is in the details

TUCKER, Ga — “How do we optimize egg production? We all know that a lot of things have to fall into place . . . programs such as housing and nutrition, but the biggest factor is understanding the reproductive system in both male and female breeders,” remarked Chad Mason, breeder-hatchery manager with Columbia Farms, a division...

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McDonald’s, KFC in China face new food scandal

July 23, 2014
McDonald’s, KFC in China face new food scandal

The Associated Press BEIJING — McDonald’s and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare July 21 after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken. The companies said they immediately stopped using meat from the supplier, Husi Food Co. Ltd. The Shanghai office of China’s food and...

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