China Looks to USDA for Food Safety Help; Ag Donates to GOP
**China, the world’s largest meat-producing and consuming country, is overhauling its food safety system to assure 1.3 billion people they won’t be harmed by the chicken, beef and pork they eat. Proving to be a bigger undertaking than expected, China is now turning to the agency held up as the gold standard for food safety: USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service...
USDA Delays GIPSA; KFC to Use Antibiotic Chickens
**U.S. beef trade could be one step closer to resuming with China. According to the Financial Times, weekend trade talks resulted in China offering to resume imports of US beef and better market access for financial sector investments. This is the second time in less than a year China has agreed to grant market access to US beef, but regulatory hurdles have remained in place that would prevent tra
Two Men Steal $65,000 Worth of Chicken Wings
If you plan to stuff your face while watching the Super Bowl with the ever-present, always popular finger food, chicken wings this Sunday, you may find the price will have increased dramatically between now and then. You have two dumb asses from Georgia to thank for it.
‘Dear BULL-Pen’ Email Of The Day! (Chicken Story)
Here it is, our 'Dear BULL-Pen' Email of the Day!  (Hey!) This is a story passed onto us and he SWEARS it happened to his daughter.  Here's the story, in his daughters words: My teacher asked what my favorite animal was, and since my parents told me to always tell the truth, I said "FRIED CHICKEN...
OUCH! Iowa Chicken Lays Monster Egg
Experts said a 4.1-ounce egg laid by an Iowa chicken is unusual, but not without precedent. Nathan Batten said Aussie, a black Australorp chicken, laid the egg measuring 3 1/2-inches long and 6 1/2 inches in circumference at his farm near Bonaparte February 18th...
Bird Kills Man At Cockfight
Talk about karma. A cock-fighting chicken has killed its handler after it severed a major artery in his leg. The Kern County coroner in California says 35-year-old Jose Luis Ochoa was declared dead at a hospital about two hours after he suffered the injury in neighboring Tulare County on January 30th...
Hey did you hear the one about….
A man goes to a psychiatrist and says, “Doc, my brother’s crazy. He thinks he’s a chicken.” The doctor asks, “Why don’t you have him admitted to a hospital?” The guy says, “We would, but we need the eggs.”