Yum Brands says KFC sales will fall in China

January 23, 2013
Yum Brands says KFC sales will fall in China

The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Yum Brands Inc. has said that it expects that KFC’s sales in China will suffer due to a recent government investigation of its poultry. The company announced in late December that the Chinese government was conducting a review of two poultry suppliers who provided chicken with unapproved levels...

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Consumers express increased desire for “Farm-to-Table” in 2013

January 23, 2013
Consumers express increased desire for “Farm-to-Table” in 2013

NEW OXFORD, Pa. — Consumer demand for “Farm-to-Table” will continue to grow in 2013 if shopper behavior matches responses to new research conducted for Plainville Farms turkey and FreeBird chicken. Shoppers said their motivation for wanting “Farm-to-Table” products is based on a belief that they are “fresher” (95 percent) and “healthier/more nutritious” (90 percent)....

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Kan. lawmakers asked to repeal corporate farm laws

January 22, 2013
Kan. lawmakers asked to repeal corporate farm laws

The Associated Press TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas’ top agriculture official called Jan. 15 for the repeal of state laws restricting corporations’ involvement in agriculture, a move that would reverse a policy enacted more than 80 years ago. Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman said the state’s anti-corporate farming laws hinder the growth of agriculture and recruitment...

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American farmers grow rural education

January 22, 2013
American farmers grow rural education

ST. LOUIS — Nationwide, a movement is underway to improve the math and science aptitude of today’s students. For the second year in a row, the Monsanto Fund is gearing-up to invest $2.3 million to strengthen math and science education in rural communities through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education. Now until April 15, 2013,...

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AFBF presents Distinguished Service Award

January 21, 2013
AFBF presents Distinguished Service Award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The American Farm Bureau Federation presented its highest honor, the Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award, to Ambassadors Dr. Richard Crowder and Dr. Kenneth Quinn. The award was announced during the 94th AFBF Annual Meeting. AFBF established the Distinguished Service Award to honor individuals who have devoted their careers to serving agriculture....

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W.Va. poultry grower not ready to drop EPA lawsuit

January 21, 2013

The Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A West Virginia chicken farmer who sued the Environmental Protection Agency over threatened water-pollution fines isn’t ready to stop fighting. Last month, EPA withdrew a violation order against Hardy County resident Lois Alt. She’d sued EPA over new rules aimed at cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay watershed. U.S....

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