THIS WOMAN WRITES Just Pick up a Chicken, Already
From the Start Your Week with Steve Newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art:
"When we moved onto our property, it came complete with a dozen chickens; the former owners had bought one o... Posted on 5/27/13 at 6:55 PM
FARM BLEAT Bye-bye birdhouse
I drove out to the farm Saturday afternoon for some much-needed solitude when I noticed our barn is taking on a new look. Actually, it's mostly just a new paint job on the front, but in the process Da... Posted on 10/18/10 at 10:15 PM
CHICAGO - The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday confirmed the first case of a lethal strain of bird flu in a commercial chicken flock, widening the impact of a virus that has already killed hundreds of thousands of turkeys this year.
PARIS - Mexico has reported outbreaks of highly pathogenic H7N3 bird flu virus in two backyards in the states of Oaxaca and of Puebla in the southern part of the country, the World Organization for Animal Health said Thursday.
A Mitchell, S.D., woman asked the City Council on Monday night to consider allowing residents to be allowed to keep chickens in their backyard.
“There are several communities that already allow this opportunity, such as Sioux Falls and Spearfish,” she told the council during the citizens input portion of the regular meeting at Council Chambers in City Hall. “Part of the positives of raising chickens is it can be an educational opportunity for the family, and they provide a food source.”
Will Wal-Mart-style marketing be the reason if a proposed standard on laying egg cages becomes federal law, and part of the farm bill?
Gene Gregory, president and CEO of United Egg Producers, says yes, eggs are a commodity and large producers that sell to big customers such as Wal-Mart need to move across state lines without a patchwork of rules.
LAKE PARK, Minn. — Amon Baer has one thing to say about amendments to the 2012 farm bill where Congress would dictate exactly — to the square inch — how big his egg laying cages must be. It is part of a deal brokered by the United Egg Producers leaders and the Humane Society of the United States, ostensibly to prevent state-by-state laws that undermine the egg industry. “Kill it,” Baer says of the proposed law.
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will continue to advise the Agriculture Department on the USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s rewrite of the rule governing the Packers and Stockyards Act, outgoing Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney said July 12.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A half-billion eggs have been recalled in the nationwide investigation of a salmonella outbreak that Friday expanded to include a second Iowa farm. More than 1,000 people have already been sickened and the toll of illnesses is expected to increase.
Thanks to the City Council for turning down Bill Gossman’s request to raise chickens in New London. Bill, let us farmers do the farming. Don’t “horn in” on our turf — or should I say don’t “Leghorn” in on our turf!
A request to allow chickens in residential areas of West Fargo has the potential to ruffle feathers, but proponents said it would promote sustainable living in the city on the grow. The question now: How much free range - if any - will the city given them?
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