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By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
November 25th, 2020

Livestock producers may have new tools available to them thanks to recent adjustments made to USDA's Risk Management programs. Feeder cattle operators may find some new options.

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By: Mary Auth
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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Poultry | Posts

By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
November 11th, 2020

Keeping birds comfortable is a top priority for poultry producers. Their comfort is directly proportional to their well-being and, thus, to their productivity. Keen producers follow age-old baseline tactics to assess bird comfort – starting with observation.

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Poultry | Posts

By: Mary Auth
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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Poultry | Posts

By: Mary Auth
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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Posts | Swine

By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
October 21st, 2020

Pork plays such an important role in producing a healthy protein for consumers around the world. As we celebrate October, National Pork Month, Summit Engineering and Construction, who designs and builds innovative housing for swine and poultry, beef and dairy producers, salutes the pork producers who make such a contribution to feeding the world.

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By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
October 14th, 2020

Grain bin entrapment and deaths have been on a sharp upturn the past couple of years. Across the country in 2019, reported grain entrapments rose by 27 percent from a year earlier, and grain bin entrapment deaths rose by 53 percent.

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Poultry | Posts

By: Mary Auth
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.