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Challenges to Creating Insurance Product for Poultry Growers

Chicken-Poultry farmUSDA’s top Risk Management official says there are hurdles to overcome to create an insurance that covers catastrophic disease in poultry flocks. Rod Bain has the story.


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Animal Ag Continues to Add Meat to National Economy

usbA new soy-checkoff-funded study, notes that the animals that feed us are also feeding our economy. The analysis shows animal ag, U.S. soy’s top end user, increased gross national product by $123 billion in economic output, improved household earnings by over $21 billion and added 645,629 jobs from 2004-2014.


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Leftover Easter Eggs

White House Easter Egg Roll-1998Easter and Egg Hunts just aren’t the same without the real thing, hard-boiled then color-dyed Easter eggs. Cathy Isom tells us what to do with those leftover hard-boiled Easter Eggs.


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Meat Production and Price Forecasts

Fresh raw meat - beef, pork and chickenWhen it comes the meat production forecast for 2016, it looks like we will see a bit larger numbers than what transpired last year. Gary Crawford has the details.


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Chicken Wings

Hot and Spicey Buffalo Chicken WingsEverett Griner talks about chicken wings in today’s Agri View.


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Confusing Chicken Labels

Packaged Chicken Thighs at the MarketDo you ever find yourself picking up packages of chicken examining the labels — such as enhanced, retained water, antibiotics, and wondering what exactly does that mean? Cathy Isom has found the new tool making it easier for consumers to shop for chicken.


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USDA Requesting More Money for Animal Health Efforts

farm-billA USDA official says the agency that works to prevent, track and contain animal disease outbreaks needs more money and more people to do the job. Gary Crawford has the story.


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National Ag Day: Where Was the Food On Your Plate Grown?

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

MyPlate, MyState, a celebration of hometown goodness and healthy eating styles. More details coming soon!

MyPlate, MyState, a celebration of hometown goodness and healthy eating styles. More details coming soon!

March is National Nutrition Month and throughout the month, USDA will be highlighting results of their efforts to improve access to safe, healthy food for all Americans and supporting the health of our next generation.

From farm to fork, agriculture and nutrition are integrally linked. And every state in the U.S. can play an important role in helping Americans eat healthfully.

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Educate Consumers and ‘Show Us Your Ag’

usfraDuring National Agriculture Week, which runs through March 19, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) is inviting farmers, ranchers and all agriculturalists to “Show Us Your Ag.” It’s an effort to highlight how you care for your animals and how you raise your crops, educating today’s consumers.


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Red Meat and Poultry Production Forecast Raised

USDA released their monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report this week, and in the Livestock, Poultry, and Dairy section, the 2016 forecast of total red meat and poultry production is raised from last month, as higher forecast first-quarter broiler and turkey production more than offsets small reductions in beef and pork.


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Avian Flu…Again?

avian fluEverett Griner talks about a new case of Avian Flu in today’s Agri View.


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NPR Poll Find Little Change in Meat Consumption

A new poll by National Public Radio finds messaging encouraging consumers to eat less meat are not changing dietary habits. The NPR survey of 3,000 Americans concluded the impact has been negligible when it comes to diets. The results were compared with a similar NPR poll from three years ago that found a slight drop in the number of people who said they were Read the rest of this entry »

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