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15 January 2014
US Poultry Industry Explains Position on Trade with Africa
US - Bill Roenigk of the National Chicken Council (NCC) has delivered industry testimony on future trade with Africa before the US International Trade Commission....
14 January 2014
Labelling Arguments Heard in Court
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is an intervener in the ongoing Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) lawsuit. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held hearing arguments last week....
Chicken Council Supports Trade Promotion Authority Bill
US - Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT), Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) joined together to introduce legislation, the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014....
10 January 2014
USDA Reports Sharply Rally Corn, Push Soybeans Up, Sink Wheat
ANALYSIS - Freshly released USDA reports pushed corn futures into a sharp rally amid smaller-than-expected grain stocks and production figures and a record first-quarter usage pace, writes Jim Wyckoff for ThePoultrySite. ...
Analysts Offer Outlook for USDA Report Expectations
ANALYSIS – The CME Group hosted three grain analysts who presented corn, soybean and wheat industry expectations ahead of USDA reports to be released on Friday, reports Sarah Mikesell, 5m senior editor....
Speakers Announced for 2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced speakers for the 2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum, 'The Changing Face of Agriculture', to be held on 20 and 21 February at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, Virginia....
08 January 2014
Union Celebrates International Year of Family Farming
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has declared the organizations support for the United Nations (UN) declaring 2014 the International Year of Family Farming....
03 January 2014
Big Ag Issues in 2014 Remain to be Seen
US - Farmers and ranchers can’t help but hope that Congress gets more done in 2014 than 2013 when it comes to the big issues for US agriculture. ...
02 January 2014
Crop and Livestock Price Prospects for 2014
US - The transition to lower prices is occurring differently for corn, soybeans and wheat. Corn and wheat prices have come under the most pressure due to large US and/or world crops in 2013. ...
30 December 2013
Study Confirms Quality of US Speciality Egg Brand
US - The quality of retail shell eggs was maintained over time for a speciality brand that specifies production practices and micronutrient supplementation of layer diets, according to a new study. ...
24 December 2013
Foundation Awards Grant to Mississippi State University
US - The US Poultry and Egg Association (USPoultry) Foundation recently awarded a $17,527 student recruiting grant to Mississippi State University’s Poultry Science Department....
No Farm Bill Deal Before 1 January
US - As expected, the 2013 Farm Bill will wait until January for passage....
20 December 2013
Zoetis Declares First Quarter 2014 Dividend
US - The Board of Directors of Zoetis Inc. has declared a first quarter dividend payable to holders of the company’s common stock of $0.072 per share, an increase of 11 per cent from the quarterly dividend rate paid in 2013....
CME: Average Composite Broiler Price for November Down
US - Retail beef prices set yet another record in November while prices of other proteins moderated slightly from October levels, Steve Meyer and Len Steiner report....
19 December 2013
Coalition Likely to Oppose Final Partnership Agreement
US - A coalition of agricultural organisations is likely to oppose a final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement if it includes Japan but that country doesn't agree to comprehensive trade liberalisation, including elimination of tariffs on virtually...
Sanderson Farms Reports Strong Finish to Successful Year
US - Sanderson Farms, Inc. reported that its results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended 31 October 2013 reveal that net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 were $727.1 million compared with $648.4 million for the same period a year ago....
18 December 2013
The Maschhoffs Acquires GNP Company
US - The Maschhoffs, LLC, the largest family-owned pork production company in North America, has announced the completion of its acquisition of GNP Company™, the Midwest’s leading provider of premium quality chicken under the Gold’n Plump®, Just...
CME: Turkey Consumption in 2013 Steady; Broilers Recover Slightly
US - While supplies of poultry, hogs and, especially, cattle have been a major focus of our discussions of prices this past year, demand has been a tremendously positive influence as well, according to Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Animal Activists Attempting to Sidestep Court Decisions, Says Chicken Council
US - On Tuesday (17 December), Farm Sanctuary and the Animal Welfare Institute filed a petition requesting the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to amend its regulations under the Poultry Products Inspection Act to regulate practices and...
16 December 2013
Senator Calls for Support for New Rule on Poultry Slaughter
US - US Senator Kay Hagan wrote a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Thursday (12 December) and asked him to support a proposed new rule on poultry slaughter inspection and take steps so that it can become final. ...
Arkansas University Poultry Science Department Receives Gift
US - The University of Arkansas Department of Poultry Science recently received a donation of $18,377 from the USPoultry Harold E. Ford Foundation....
13 December 2013
Poultry Producers Support 'Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act'
US - The National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation, with a coalition of poultry and livestock groups, announced their support for the "Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act" which was introduced yesterday (12 December) by Senators Diane Feinstein...
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. ...
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