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12 December 2013
US Broiler Forecast Unchanged: Turkey, Egg Output Estimates Lowered
ANALYSIS - The latest USDA estimates for poultry meat and egg production in the US for 2013 and 2014, summarised by Jackie Linden....
11 December 2013
Conference on Outlook for Doubling Global Egg Production Scheduled for Expo
US - Sponsored by the United Egg Producers and USPOULTRY, the Meeting the World Challenge: Outlook for Doubling Global Egg Production programme will be held from 1 – 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 January 2014, during the International Production & Processing...
Grains Mostly Weaker in Aftermath of USDA Supply and Demand Report
ANALYSIS - Corn futures moved lower at midday Tuesday, after seeing a slight bounce following a mildly bullish USDA supply and demand report for December. ...
New Jobs at Shenandoah Poultry Processing Plant in Virginia
US - Governor Bob McDonnell has announced that Shenandoah Processing, LLC, a newly-formed, locally-owned company located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, will reopen a former Pilgrim's Pride poultry processing facility and create 102 new full-time equivalent...
10 December 2013
NFU Board Urges Congress Not to Abandon 2013 Farm Bill
US - In a resolution adopted yesterday (9 December) by the National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors, Congress was urged to remain in session until the completion of the 2013 Farm Bill....
Wayne Farms Announces Joint Venture With Salm Partners LLC
US - Wayne Farms LLC recently announced a joint venture with Salm Partners, LLC to begin producing chicken sausage products. The new joint venture company will operate out of the Wayne Farms’ Decatur Further Processing facility....
09 December 2013
Firm Aiming to Crack Egg Business
US - Funded by prominent Silicon Valley investors and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Hampton Creek Foods seeks to disrupt a global egg industry that backers say wastes energy, pollutes the environment, causes disease outbreaks and confines chickens to...
06 December 2013
Volatility, Uncertainty Due to RFS Damaging, Says Chicken Council
US - National Chicken Council (NCC) president Mike Brown has called for a permanent Congressional fix at the EPA hearing on 2014 RFS Standards....
28 November 2013
CME: 2013 Witnesses Dramatic Change in Turkey Placements
US - The focus of this report for the most part is the red meat industry but we also often talk about broilers (a big competitor) and corn (a major input) in that context, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
27 November 2013
American Spending on Animal Healthcare Products up in 2012
US - According to the Animal Health Institute’s "Market Sales Report", in 2012, Americans spent five per cent more to protect the health of companion and farm animals compared to 2011, amounting to nearly $7.4 million....
New COOL for Meat, Poultry Products Implemented, Welcomed
US - Recently, new country-of-origin labels (COOL) for meat and poultry products were implemented. ...
Ham, Turkey Provided for Needy Families in Cleveland
US - Yesterday (26 November), Representative Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, joined with the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), the Ohio Pork Producers Council and Walmart to provide Thanksgiving food baskets of...
26 November 2013
CME: Chicken Stocks up in October
US - USDA released its monthly "Cold Storage" report on Friday and that report shows that 31 October meat and poultry inventories were virtually unchanged from one year ago, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
25 November 2013
US Pork Producer to Acquire GNP Company, Subsidiaries
US – US pork producer, The Maschhoffs, has announced plans to acquire chicken processor GNP Company and its subsidiaries....
CME: Average Turkey Price Record High in September
US - USDA released its meat and poultry retail price data for September and October this week, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
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. ...
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