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Group pushing backyard chickens in Rapid City

February 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — A group of backyard chicken advocates is gearing up for a second run at legalizing the birds inside Rapid City limits.

Rapid City Hens spokeswoman Brooke Romeo says the group will be presenting a new draft ordinance to the Ra…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

GUEBERT: Odious riders on poultry, genetically modified crops pass Congress

April 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Congress needs more open lawmaking and fewer lobbyists, more bottom-up debate and less top-down dismissiveness, more well-lit transparency and less in-the-dark committee work. Continue Reading

Video: Poultry Judging at Kandiyohi County Fair

August 8, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Poultry judging is held Wednesday during opening day at the Kandiyohi County Fair held in Willmar, Minnesota. Continue Reading

Thighs and drumsticks climb pecking order as Americans seeking variety

May 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS Pat LaFrieda Jr. can’t get enough chicken thighs. If his family business featured on the new Food Network series “Meat Men” orders 100 cases of boneless, skinless thighs, his supplier might deliver only 60.
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Dark meat playing an increasing role in the poultry industry

May 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR The turkey burger you have for dinner more than likely contains parts of the bird thigh, drumstick, wing known for dark meat.
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OPINION: Cows, pigs, chickens have drug problem Congress can fix

April 26, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Much of the beef, pork or chicken we eat contains small amounts of antibiotics. The drugs are fed to animals so they can thrive in the crowded, often-fetid factory farms that dominate U.S. meat and poultry production. Continue Reading

Turkeys, now named Liberty and Peace, to be pardoned today

November 23, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Ted and Ray will have different names when they go to the White House today to be pardoned by the president.
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Birds of a feather flock to fair

August 3, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

Hohenstein brothers help fill Jackson County’s poultry barn
JACKSON A walk through the 4-H poultry barn at the Jackson County Fair yields all kinds of cackles from the hens, quacks from the ducks and cock-a-doodle-doos from the roosters. Continue Reading

Video offers advice to backyard poultry owners

June 26, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

Whether you raise chickens for personal enjoyment or for their meat or eggs, there are simple precautions you can take to keep your birds safe from predators and infectious poultry diseases. Continue Reading

Concerns, opposition voiced about ADM plans for St. Cloud-area regional grain elevator

June 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Poultry and livestock producers in central Minnesota are worried that Archer Daniels Midland Co.’s plans to build a regional grain elevator near St. Cloud will drive up their cost of feed, as area farmers choose to sell their crops to the agribusiness giant instead of local customers. Continue Reading