Iowa, tops in egg production, strives to keep bird flu out – DesMoinesRegister.com


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Iowa, tops in egg production, strives to keep bird flu out
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The discovery of bird flu on an Iowa turkey farm has raised serious concerns that the poultry-killing virus could find its way into chicken barns in the nation's top egg-producing state and savage flocks that provide the breakfast staple. Iowa is home

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Tom Harkin’s Nobel Prize pickle – DesMoinesRegister.com


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Tom Harkin's Nobel Prize pickle
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Kailash Satyarthi, a human rights activist from India, will be recognized for rescuing more than 78,000 children from forced labor and developing a successful model for caring for them, educating them and reuniting them with their families, Harkin said

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Basu: When childhood is cheap – DesMoinesRegister.com


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Basu: When childhood is cheap
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India. They're weaving in and out of traffic to sell fruit or flowers, waiting tables at roadside tea stalls, heating metal at auto-mechanic shops or, less conspicuously, blowing glass, toiling in fields and waiting on middle-class families

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As virus rages, Ames company leads way in protecting pigs – DesMoinesRegister.com

As virus rages, Ames company leads way in protecting pigs
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Iowa plants could see squeezed supplies begin to idle capacity this spring, resulting in fewer hours for workers, said Steve Meyer, president of Paragon Economics in Adel. He expects licensing approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's

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Hershey’s deserves a different ‘smackdown’ – DesMoinesRegister.com

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Hershey's deserves a different 'smackdown'
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This is the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Harkin-Engel Protocol, which was a pledge by major chocolate companies to put an end to child labor in chocolate-producing countries in West Africa by 2005. Many of the companies have made positive