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Get to Know Ryan and Rachel, Chicken Farmers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Rachel and Ryan own and operate a family poultry farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. They have two sons, two dogs, and two crazy cats and they raise 570,000 broiler chickens annually.

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How Chicken Powers Your Body

Chicken is an excellent low-calorie & low-fat source protein that provides important nutrients throughout our lives.  Here’s how chicken powers your body…

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Why Choose Chicken?

Whether it's for health, value, taste, sustainability, versatility or family appeal - chicken does it all.

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Get to Know a Chicken Farmer on National Farmer’s Day

Lauren is a chicken farmer - and she is passionate about helping others learn about life on the farm. On National Farmer’s Day, get to know Lauren!

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Chicken Production in the U.S. is More Sustainable Than Ever Before

Did you know chicken production has a smaller environmental footprint than almost any other animal agriculture industry? With the help of technology and improved animal husbandry practices, chicken farmers have significantly reduced the use of water, farmland, electricity, greenhouse gas emissions, and other valuable resources.

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How Chicken Farmers Reduce Waste, Emissions and Runoff

See how chicken farmers reduce runoff and emissions on their farm.

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How Chicken Farmers Reduce Energy Use

Learn how chicken farmers reduce and save energy on their farms.

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How Chicken Farmers Reduce, Save and Recycle Water

Water conservation is a pivotal part of running a successful chicken farm. Learn how chicken farmers reduce, save and recycle water on their farms.

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What Sustainability Means to Chicken Farmers

We recently had a chance to meet four chicken farmers and find out how they are minimizing the environmental impact of their farms. See sustainable chicken farming in action and learn what sustainability means to chicken farmers.

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Meatingplace: Let’s talk about those “factory farms”

The term “factory farm” has been used to describe commercial chicken farms. Christine Alvarado shares the facts about these "factory farms"...the fact is that chicken farms are located in rural areas, are not industrial, and are family owned. The truth is that the chickens are well cared for – if not, these farms would be out of business.

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