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November 18th, 2020

Tiny is the new thing this year for Thanksgiving – considering that the CDC is recommending that holiday gatherings be kept to just immediate family. Below are a few suggestions on how to make Thanksgiving for a smaller crowd.

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November 4th, 2020

We've seen the demand for cage-free eggs grow in the United States, with large companies like McDonald's and Kroger setting deadlines to go 100% cage-free by 2025. Already McDonald's reports that 43% of their eggs in the U.S. are sourced from cage-free producers.

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October 28th, 2020

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has scheduled three public meetings on its proposal to require more record-keeping for foods on its proposed Food Traceability List. The virtual sessions, announced in a Federal Register notice published today, are slated for Nov. 6, Nov. 18, and Dec. 2.

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October 7th, 2020

There's a day for everything, and just around the corner is World Egg Day on October 9. World Egg Day is celebrated worldwide and helps raise awareness of the benefits of eggs and their importance in human nutrition.

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By: Mary Auth
September 30th, 2020

Before long, the smartest entity in your egg house will be a machine – if it isn't already. Robotics are here now, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is on the horizon.

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By: Mary Auth
September 23rd, 2020

As if COVID wasn’t enough to make you anxious about the safety of your family and farm, here’s another piece of news once again rearing its ugly head. The African Swine Fever (ASF) virus added another country to its hit list. Germany is the latest western country to discover ASF in a wild boar carcass in Bradenburg state – in the area surrounding Berlin close to the Polish border.

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By: Mary Auth
August 19th, 2020

If you have ever watched a program about zoo animals, you will learn that they often refer to animal enrichment – activities that challenge the animal to forage for food.

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By: Mary Auth
August 12th, 2020

The state of Colorado has now joined Michigan, California, Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and potentially Maine, to require all eggs produced and sold in the state to come from cage-free laying systems.