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American Egg Board - Reducing Our Environmental Footprint - US egg production has significantly decreased its environmental footprint in the past 50 years. Researchers at the Egg Industry Center found that today's hens are living longer due to better health, better nutrition and better living environments.
Animal Ag Alliance Sustainability Information - The meaning of sustainability has been subjected to a variety of interpretations, but it is critical to understand that sustainability is a continuous journey, rather than a destination.
Purdue University: Publications on Manure & Environmental Management - A resource page from the Purdue University Poultry Department. Articles on carcass disposal, environmental management practices, land application and fertilizer use, manure management, manure storage, nutritional considerations, public health concerns, and water quality.
National Chicken Council - Environment Information - America's broiler chicken companies and the 30,000 farm families that grow broiler chickens are committed to the responsible production of food that is safe, affordable and abundant for consumers in the United States and around the world. The industry is more diligent and innovative than ever in pursuing environmental improvements.
Poultry farm environmental stewardship video - U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is releasing a new video series highlighting environmental stewardship on poultry and egg farms. The first video in the series features one of USPOULTRY’s 2014 Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award winners, Bar G Ranch Poultry, in Rogers, Texas. The video can be viewed on USPOULTRY’s YouTube Channel or on USPOULTRY’s website.