Dec 13

WASHINGTON – The 2018 farm bill is headed to President Trump for his signature after both chambers of Congress approved the legislation. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 87-13 on Dec. 11; the legislation passed the House in a 367-47 vote on Dec. 12. The bill will cost $867 billion over 10 years.

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Dec 04

WICHITA, Kan. – Out with the old and in with the new. In 2016, Minneapolis-based Cargill made the decision to keep its Protein headquarters in Wichita, Kansas. It was at that time that they started production on the site of the former Wichita Eagle newspaper building at 825 E. Douglas in downtown Wichita. Two-plus years later, the $70 million project is complete, and Cargill is proudly showing off its new digs.

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Dec 03

WASHINGTON – The US Dept. of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) relaunched a campaign in November called “Defend the Flock.” The outreach program is focused on preventing the spread of avian influenza and other infectious poultry diseases in both commercial and backyard poultry.

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Nov 30

When retrofitting high-rise layer houses to aviary systems and erecting new cage-free housing for pullets and hens, ventilation plays a major role in optimizing performance and minimizing cost.  Sustainability is an important consideration for producers, especially now that customers are imposing more rigorous standards on the conservation of resources including, water, electrical power and avoiding waste.

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