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Americans say food production headed in right direction

December 21, 2012
Americans say food production headed in right direction

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. —  Americans increasingly believe food production is heading in the right direction, according to findings of a recent study released by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA). However, the survey also found Americans still have widespread misperceptions about how food is grown and raised. According to the survey report, 53 percent...

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USDA to buy $35 million of turkey products

December 21, 2012
USDA to buy $35 million of turkey products

WASHINGTON — Marketing and Regulatory Programs Undersecretary Edward Avalos has announced USDA’s intent to purchase up to $35 million of turkey products for federal food nutrition assistance programs, including food banks. The turkey industry consists of vertically integrated companies that produce, process and market turkeys and turkey products. Producers have been profitable with current...

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