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August 31, 2017

First Chickens Hatch at Bell & Evans’ First-of-its-kind Organic Animal Welfare Focused Hatchery

Opened in June of this year, Bell & Evans’ Hatchery yields first flock of chicks Fredericksburg, PA (August 29, 2017) – This past weekend proved to be an exciting one for Bell & Evans Chairman and President Scott Sechler as he witnessed the first chicks to hatch at his brand new, first in the world,...

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August 25, 2017

Bell & Evans Charity Event Raises $275,000 for WellSpan Sechler Family Cancer Center

Bell & Evans Charity Event Raises $275,000 for WellSpan Sechler Family Cancer Center Combined contributions from the Bell & Evans Charity Golf Tournament exceed $1.5M Lebanon, PA (August, 25, 2017) – The 9th Annual Bell & Evans Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the WellSpan Sechler Family Cancer Center took place today at Iron Valley Golf Course...

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August 18, 2017

Greed Over Good Sense

Greed prevailed. According to an article published today by LancasterOnline, the state approved an air pollution plan for Perdue’s hexane soybean processing plant in Lancaster County. Apparently in Pennsylvania, pollution isn’t an issue. Representatives had a problem with pulling out of the Climate Agreement, yet don’t flinch when approving Perdue’s soybean-processing, air-pollutant-spilling plant in Conoy...

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August 17, 2017

“Special” Isn’t Good Enough for Us

Our take on the August 14, 2017, Bloomberg article “That Chicken From Whole Foods Isn’t So Special Anymore.” We agree that the chicken at the other end of the case shouldn’t be there. At Bell & Evans, we have been perfecting “The Excellent Chicken” for over 100 years. We uphold the highest animal welfare standards...

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August 4, 2017

National Organic Program (NOP) and National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) – What are they thinking?

Scott’s Perspective… Excerpt from Electronic Code of Federal Regulations, Agriculture—National Organic Program, 205.236*: “Poultry or edible poultry products must be from poultry that has been under continuous organic management beginning no later than the second day of life.” Wow.  The NOP’s recent proposal to change the Organic Standards in the United States really got me...

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