Agriculture

New Agriculture Department Standards Target Pathogens in Poultry Products

New Agriculture Department Standards Target Pathogens in Poultry Products
Standards proposed Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, by the Agriculture Department aim to reduce rates of salmonella and campylobacter, another pathogen that can cause symptoms similar to salmonella, in chicken parts, ground chicken and ground turkey.

Standards proposed Wednesday by the Agriculture Department aim to reduce rates of salmonella and campylobacter, another pathogen that can cause symptoms similar to salmonella, in chicken parts, ground chicken and ground turkey. The standards would be voluntary but designed to pressure companies to take steps to reduce contamination.
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Members of Arkansas Congressional Delegation Seek Rice Sales to Iraq

Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation have joined colleagues from other states in urging Secretary of State John Kerry to encourage Iraq to purchase more American-produced rice.
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Tyson Foods Gives $1M to Downtown Springdale Alliance

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