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2011-04-15 11:46:00

ALPHARETTA, Ga., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the economy makes a sluggish recovery, American families continue to find themselves struggling with food insecurity. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 50 million Americans, or one in six, live in food insecure households, including 17 million children. In response to the need, America's egg farmers are donating more than 11 million eggs this Easter season to food banks across the nation as part of its...

2011-04-14 07:30:00

WEIFANG, China, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Yuhe International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YUII) ("Yuhe" or the "Company"), a leading supplier of day-old chickens raised for meat production, or broilers, in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that its management wishes to comment on the recent price volatility of the Company's shares. "The Company's management is not aware of any negative allegations against the Company with respect to its operations that may...

2011-04-12 18:16:00

OLYMPIA, Wash., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Humane Association officials are hailing Monday's ground-breaking vote in the Washington state House of Representatives approving Senate Bill 5487 - a historic piece of legislation that will significantly improve animal welfare in commercial egg-laying chicken operations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101108/DC97343LOGO) Passage of this significant legislation will create the nation's most rigorous program,...

2011-04-11 11:23:00

NEW YORK, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bion Environmental Technologies (OTC BB and OTCQB: BNET) announced today that it believes its partnership with Kreider Farms in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is an example of how agriculture will be a leader in helping solve the nation's environmental challenges. Bion made this announcement in response to an April 6th petition, filed on behalf of several environmental groups, urging the US EPA to issue a national ambient air quality standard...

2011-04-05 18:24:00

SNOQUALAMIE, Wash., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a result of a unanimous vote, the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association does not support passage of Initiative-1130 should it make the November ballot. Instead, the WSVMA previously stated its support for passage of Senate Bill (SB) 5487. The proposed legislation before the Senate in Olympia establishes a certification program for commercial egg laying chicken operations that will provide the nation's strongest...

2011-03-24 12:00:00

PLYMOUTH, Minn., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Once Innovations (ONCE) acknowledged it has received confirmation that the Energy Office of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) has discontinued its LED Poultry Lighting Program. The program was designed to provide energy efficient lighting to Arkansas farmers using federal stimulus funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101011/CG79876LOGO) "The decision to...

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2011-03-16 07:55:00

Its head looks like a turkey's, its body resembles a chicken's "“ now scientists can explain why one of the poultry world's most curious specimens has developed such a distinctive look. The Transylvanian naked neck chicken "“ once dubbed a Churkey or a Turken because of its hybrid appearance "“ has developed its defining feature because of a complex genetic mutation. Researchers at The Roslin Institute at The University of Edinburgh found that a vitamin A-derived substance...

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2011-03-09 14:55:00

Avian maternal response to chick distress A study has gained new insight into the minds of domestic hens, discovering, for the first time, that domestic hens show a clear physiological and behavioral response when their chicks are mildly distressed. The research by academics at the University of Bristol's Animal Welfare and Behavior research group, and funded by the BBSRC Animal Welfare Initiative, is published online in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The study is the first to...

2011-03-09 12:04:00

Clean Air Act Needed in Countryside, Not Just in Metro Areas: Citing Health Concerns, New Report Calls For End of Pollution Exemptions for Livestock Operations; Major Pollution Exposures Detailed At Mega-Farming Operations Across U.S., Including CA, IN, IA and NC. WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New federal and industry data show that the air at some factory farm test sites in the U.S. is dirtier than in America's most polluted cities and exposes workers to...

2011-02-16 14:24:00

MACHIPONGO, Va., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Poultry Concerns has written to Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell urging him to veto Virginia Senate Bill 1026 and House Bill 1541 if and when these bills come to his desk as legislation awaiting his signature. The bills seek to reduce the already weak welfare provisions for Virginia's farm animals to a level that would permit egregious cruelty without penalty to the owners of farm animals. Farming interests in the state will be...


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