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Agricultural Production/Economics

Healthier chickens, happier consumers

New research to enhance chicken-raising practicesCredit: Photo courtesy the USDA ARS, image k10003-7 by S. Ausmus. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Smile, chickens. You're soon to be on candid camera. Hao Gan, a biosystems engineer with the…

Copper boosts pig growth, and now we know why

Credit: University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences URBANA, Ill. - Pigs have better feed conversion rates with copper in their diets, but until now, scientists didn't fully understand why. Existing…

Worldwide urban expansion causing problems

The report says that since 1970, large areas of land have been urbanized, and this strains quality of life in every region As cities physically expanded worldwide between 1970 and 2010, the population in those cities became less dense,…