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The Debt Treadmill for Chicken Farmers

Raising chickens is not what it used to be, as debt-laden farmers have been attempting to tell us for some years now; Carole Morrison, featured in Food Inc., comes to mind, as does Craig Watts, a former contract producer for Purdue, who blew the whistle on industry practices in 2014.

Take a look at the Rural Advancement Foundation International’s (RAFI) new infographic about the plight of contract poultry producers, then wander over to RAFI’s webpage to view Sally Lee’s detailed analysis, What Debt in Chicken Farming Says About American Agriculture.

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Poultry Industry Gathering on Sustainability Fails to Invite the Experts

This piece originally appeared at Food Safety News. Poultry industry sustainability workshop excludes everyone who matters to sustainability by Leah Garces, Compassion in World Farming USA Director This week, the US. Poultry & Egg Association, the National Chicken Council, and the National Turkey Federation, will host a U.S. Poultry Industry Sustainability Workshop on May 24th and…