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CAST report finds no advantages to free-range poultry, cage-free eggs

Free-range poultry and cage-free eggs may command higher prices in the supermarket but they offer consumers little or no demonstrable benefit in food safety or quality, animal health and welfare or healthful food, a panel of scientists concluded after a review of a battery of research papers they called "inconclusive and often contradictory."
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Pilot projects explore experimental drone use

"The possibilities are endless," says Bob Brock, referring to the use of drones in agriculture. Brock is leading a team from the Kansas Department of Transportation that's exploring expanded use of drone technology, including beyond "line of sight" operations.
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US dairies turning manure into 'brown gold'

A growing number of U.S. dairy producers are realizing innovative income streams from what they are calling “brown gold.” They are using digesters to turn manure into biogas, which is later converted into compressed or liquefied natural gas, electricity or other fuels.
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