Farm Fires: Linking Hen Welfare and Risk Management

May 21, 2020

Recent press coverage about fires at layer operations highlights the intertwined interests of protecting hen welfare with the business case for strong fire prevention practices. Fires and the loss of animals’ lives are taken personally …

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AEB announces CEO

May 21, 2020

The American Egg Board has named Emily Metz as president and CEO. Metz is an ag industry veteran with broad experience working in agriculture trade associations and the private sector. “UEP welcomes Emily and her …

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CDC: foodborne illness rates flat or rising

May 7, 2020

Rates of foodborne illness remained stagnant or rose in 2019, according to preliminary data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The FoodNet data show that the federal government’s Healthy People 2020 …

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AMS asks for comments on organic rule, study

May 7, 2020

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking comments on an economic analysis report related to a final rule on organic livestock and poultry practices. The Obama-era rule was subsequently withdrawn by the Trump administration, and …

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Cause of fires in animal farming

May 7, 2020

It’s no secret that there have been quite a few losses in the egg and greater animal farming industry over the last 12-16 months – most being fire losses. This development has made a very …

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