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14 November 2013
NFU Applauds Consumer Support for COOL
US - A coalition of consumer organizations sent a letter to the 2013 Farm Bill Conference Committee members in support of Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL), urging members of Congress to defend the law and reject any calls for changes. As a longtime supporter...
Foundation Allocates Funds in Student Recruiting Grants
US - The USPOULTRY Foundation has approved student recruiting grants totaling approximately $183,520 to the six US universities with poultry science departments and 14 other institutions with industry related programmes. ...
13 November 2013
Turkey Prices, Food Price Inflation Lower This Holiday
US - Holiday shoppers can expect less-expensive turkeys and moderate price increases on other Thanksgiving staples this holiday season, a Purdue Extension agricultural economist says....
12 November 2013
US Will Not Allow Imports of Chinese Poultry Meat
US - A recent audit by the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) indicates that meat from poultry slaughtered in China will not be allowed to be exported to the US in the near future....
Association Aims to Introduce Poultry Science to High School Students
US - On an average day, Georgia produces around 26 million pounds of chicken, according to the Georgia Poultry Federation....
11 November 2013
US Forecasts Lower Chicken, Turkey Output; More Eggs
US - Broiler and turkey production forecasts for the rest of this year have been revised downwards, according to the latest report from the World Agricultural Outlook Board. Egg forecasts, however, are higher....
Corn, Soybean Futures Gain Following Not-So-Bearish USDA Report Friday; Wheat Steady
US - Corn and soybean futures saw solid short-covering bounces Friday following a midday USDA report that was not as bearish as many grain traders had feared before the report's release....
08 November 2013
Ozark Mountain Poultry Takes over Former Pilgrim's Plant
US - Arkansas-based Ozark Mountain Poultry, Inc. will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new plant in Batesville at 10:30 a.m. Friday....
07 November 2013
Consumers Misled by Recent Attempts to Strip COOL Law
US - In the recent past, attempts were made to reverse the United States’ Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) law....
04 November 2013
US Eyes European Union Market for Poultry Meat Exports
Us - The European Union could be one of the top export markets for US poultry meat, the National Chicken Council has told the Senate Finance Committee....
CME: Sharp Decline in Chicken Breast Inventories
US - The supply of beef, pork and chicken at the end of September was slightly below year ago levels and it will likely continue to drift lower in the next two months, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
01 November 2013
US Poultry Industry Expresses Concerns about US-EU Trade Deal
US - The US poultry industry has been and continues to be one of the strongest voices in US agriculture for trade liberalisation and international market opening....
30 October 2013
Legislative Interference in COOL Unwarranted, Says Coalition
US - National Farmers Union (NFU), the US Cattlemen’s Association, American Sheep Industry Association and Consumer Federation of America sent a letter to the 2013 Farm Bill conference committee members, expressing continued strong support for Country-of-Origin...
29 October 2013
Cargill Announces Expansion of Michigan Poultry Processing Facility
US - Cargill has announced a $10.6 million expansion of its Lake Odessa, Michigan plant, which will result in an expected increase of 28 jobs once it is completed....
25 October 2013
Ag Secretary Announces Record Sales, Income and Assets of Co-ops
US - In recognition of October as National Cooperative Month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday (23 October) announced that US farmer, rancher and fishery cooperatives set records for sales, income and assets in 2012, buoyed by strong prices...
22 October 2013
House of Raeford Plant to be Vacated by December
US - Some time in December, the old House of Raeford turkey slaughtering plant on East Central Avenue in North Carolina should stand vacant of company personnel....
18 October 2013
Obama Signs Bill; US Shutdown Ends
US - The 16-day shutdown has officially ended. US President Barack Obama has signed the bill that will reopen the government and raises the debt ceiling....
17 October 2013
Progress on Farm Bill Negotiations a Commendable Step, Says Farm Bureau
US - Congressional leaders’ moving forward on negotiations to resolve differences between the Senate and House versions of the 2013 farm bill is a commendable step but much more remains to be done, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. ...
16 October 2013
NFU Letter to Congress Outlines Priorities for Farm Bill Conference Committee
US - In a letter sent on Tuesday (15 October) to the members of Congress recently named to the 2013 Farm Bill conference committee, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson outlined the union's priorities for the final version of the legislation....
10 October 2013
Solid Start to New Fiscal Year, Says Cargill
US - Cargill's ability to serve customers reliably and manage risk in challenging markets during the first-quarter of fiscal 2014 has bolstered performance, while recent acquisitions have supported global growth in the malt and aquaculture sectors, the...
USPoultry, Foundation Approve New Research Grants
US - USPoultry and the USPoultry Foundation have approved a total of $277,914 for five new research grants at five institutions. The research funding was approved by the boards of directors of both organizations, based on recommendations from the Foundation...
09 October 2013
US Government Shutdown Makes Trading Decisions Uncertain
US - The United States is uncertain as to when the government shutdown will come to an end, and this uncertainty has troubled the agricultural industry and those wanting to make trading decisions for their crops and livestock. ...
08 October 2013
Farmers Union Concerned by Impact of Government Shutdown
US - As the US government remains in shutdown mode, National Farmers Union (NFU) is deeply concerned about the direct impact it is having on livestock producers, especially in severe weather stricken areas....
04 October 2013
Shoppers Find Higher Prices for Poultry and Dairy Products
US - Shoppers are paying slightly more for food items at the grocery store compared to the first half of 2013. Higher retail prices for meat items such as boneless chicken breasts and dairy products, among other foods, resulted in a slight increase in...
Report Touts Importance of Agriculture Exports to US Economy
US - The Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress released a report this week citing the importance of agriculture – and agricultural exports in particular – to the American economy....
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