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Poultry Perspectives

Legal battle continues over waterway, drainage jurisdiction

By Paul Bredwell, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association
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A quick search on the Internet reveals the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed roughly 2,800 new regulations since 2009, when the current administration took office
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Guest Commentary

Top-class beef advocacy training

By Suzanne Strassburger, CEO of Strassburger Meats
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I completed the Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program in 2010 as part of my journey to promote everything about the meat industry.
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Andy Hanacek and a group of BNP Media editors participate in the #ALSIceBucketChallenge.
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Processor's Perspective

The United States of Associations

By John Vatri
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They say you can’t have too much of good thing; however this does not seem to be the case with mergers and meat associations.
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Independent Thoughts

Celebrating difference

By Sam Gazdziak
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Having traveled all across North America during my professional career, I would guess that I’ve been in more supermarkets in more states then the average consumer
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Cordray's Corner

FSIS issues compliance guidelines for allergen control

By Dr. Joe Cordray
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Since 2008 there has been a sustained increase in the number of FSIS- regulated products that contain undeclared allergens.
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Animal Welfare

Ensuring continuous improvement in animal welfare

By Robin Ganzert, American Humane Association
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Consumer concern for animal welfare is growing, and many producers have acted to assure retailers and customers of their commitment to raising animals well with a high regard for animal welfare
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Business Strategies

Corn, soybean crops cooperating thus far in 2014

Yield efficiency also continues to increase.
By Dan Emery
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Last year saw an almost-record crop and 2014 is on schedule to be even better. U.S. farmers become more efficient every year at increasing yield per acre.
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Meat Science Review

AMSA RMC wrapup: Policing the future

Lusk challenges AMSA RMC attendees to make a difference in the future of the meat and poultry industries.
By Morgan Neilson, AMSA Intern and Graduate Student, Oklahoma State University
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"Tell your story and communicate, but then you actually have to do stuff too,” stated Jayson Lusk, Ph.D., author of “The Food Police” and professor, Oklahoma State University.
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Guest Commentary

Animal welfare: There are three humane choices for egg-laying hens

By Robin Ganzert, American Humane Association
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The egg has always generated conversation, beginning with its debatable role preceding the chicken.
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August 2014

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