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Which states are net producers versus net consumers?

Are potatoes the top selling edible product of Idaho and oranges in Florida? It’s actually dairy from Idaho and beef from Florida, according to a new analysis that looks at food production vs food consumption in the US.

Sweeping changes to livestock production are often called for by animal activists

US pork council backs anti-state regulation act

By Aidan Fortune

The US pork industry has thrown its weight behind an act that would stop states from adopting laws and regulations that ban the sale of products from outside of that state.

Massachusetts is to vote on animal welfare issues

Massachusetts to vote on stall-restricted livestock

By Ed Zwirn

Voters in Massachusetts are poised to decide on Tuesday [November 8] whether the US state should ban the sale of pork products or veal from animals that cannot turn around or stretch their limbs within their cages. 

The US government claims to have developed a bird flu vaccine that is 100% effective for chickens

US poultry industry starts nervous recovery

By Michelle Perrett

The US poultry industry seems to be recovering, but avian influenza (AI) could rear its head again, Jim Sumner, president of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), has told GlobalMeatNews.

The US bird flu crisis has affected 48 million birds across a range of states

Bird flu crisis leads to new export rules

By Michelle Perrett

More than 30 countries have updated their export requirements for the US since June in reaction to the poultry avian influenza (AI) crisis. 

Three of the new cases confirmed on Friday were at commercial poultry operations

Bird flu outbreaks seen across multiple US states

By Georgi Gyton

Further outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza have been reported in the US states of Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas as the virus impacts additional commercial flocks.

CDC: Obesity rates exceed 30% in nearly half of US states

Obesity rates exceed 30% in nearly half of US states: CDC

By Maggie Hennessy

The number of adults with obesity in the US remained high last year, with estimates across states ranging from 21.3% in Colorado to 35.1% in both Mississippi and West Virginia, according to findings from the Centers for Disease Control’s Nutrition, Physical...

LFTB lawsuit one year on: BPI, ABC await state judge’s decision

LFTB lawsuit one year on: BPI, ABC await state judge’s decision

By Maggie Hennessy

More than a year after South Dakota beef processor Beef Products Inc. (BPI) filed a defamation lawsuit against ABC News Inc. for its coverage of lean, finely textured beef (LFTB)—which since gained the infamous moniker “pink slime”—the two sides are awaiting...

New tool to track cattle

New tool to track cattle

By Nicholas Robinson

The US State of Louisiana has implemented a new system of animal identification that will allow officials to trace a single animal in the event of a disease outbreak or terrorist attack.

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