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25 November 2013
NFU: 'Year of Family Farming' Campaign Launched
US - In an effort to promote the United Nations’ (UN) International Year of Family Farming, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson and members of the US national committee held a teleconference on Friday (22 November) to kick off events....
21 November 2013
Is Income Set to Become Dominant Driver of Global Food System?
US - Per capita income is set to eclipse population growth as the dominant driver of change in the global food system, says a Purdue researcher noted for his work on the economic impacts of global trade and environmental policies....
20 November 2013
Tyson Foods' Sales and Profits Rise
US - Meat processing giant Tyson Foods has seen a seven per cent rise in operating profit over the last year rising from $1.286 billion to $1.375 billion....
US Poultry, Egg Exports Continue on Record Pace for 2013
US - Although US poultry exports through the third quarter of 2013 continued on a record pace, growing marginally in quantity and value over the same period last year, combined exports of table eggs and processed egg products reached historical highs,...
Pilgrim's Pride Announces Plans to Expand Alabama, Georgia Operations
US - Pilgrim's Pride Corporation has announced several operational changes to improve efficiencies as part of its goal to generate approximately $200 million in savings in 2014. ...
19 November 2013
Coalition Applauds EPA Decision to Lower Ethanol 2014 Requirements
US - Last week (15 November), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed 2014 renewable fuel (RFS) standard that will require refiners to blend up to 15.21 billion gallons of biofuels into gasoline next year, which represents the first-ever...
15 November 2013
CME: Number of Poult Placements and Broilers Correlate
US - In its November WASDE report, USDA pegged broiler production for 2014 at 38.484 billion pounds, 2.9 per cent higher than its 2013 estimate, according to Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
14 November 2013
Air Quality Specialist Named Endowed Professor
US - Hongwei Xin, director of the Egg Industry Center and Iowa State University professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and animal science, has been named the inaugural Iowa Egg Council Endowed Professor....
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....
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