poultry

Harvest Public Media
8:31 am
Wed August 6, 2014

New Poultry Rules Meet Mixed Reception

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on July 31 unveiled the first major overhaul of the nation's poultry-inspection system in more than 50 years.
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Change is coming to the poultry industry, but not everyone is happy about it.

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Harvest Public Media
10:01 am
Thu December 15, 2011

Local Poultry Producers In A Bind

Ron Bartlet feeds the ducks he keeps on his small Iowa farm.
Kathleen Masterson Harvest Public Media

Just as the local foods movement is growing legs in the Midwest, a key piece of infrastructure is struggling. 

Many small poultry processing plants have closed, in large part because of  challenges finding laborers and making a profit. Without the plants, small farmers say they won't be able to provide meat to local grocery stores and farmers markets.

In Iowa, poultry growers this year got an unexpected, and unwelcome, surprise right during poultry harvest time -- one of Iowa's three state-inspected poultry plants shut down.  

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Headlines
9:12 am
Thu December 15, 2011

Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, December 15, 2011

  • Kansas School Districts Examine New Funding Formula
  • Local Poultry Producers In A Bind
  • Blunt Says Failed Balance Budget Amendment Typical

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