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29 January 2014
Wrong Picture Painted over Antibiotic Use
US - The animal agriculture industry has wrongly been painted as being irresponsible in its use of antibiotics, writes Chris Harris from the International Production and Processing Exhibition (IPPE) in Atlanta....
US, Mexico See Benefits of Landmark Agreement
US - This year, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) celebrates a major milestone – 20 years in existence....
Farmers Union Urges Congress to Pass 2014 Farm Bill This Week
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson, under direction from the NFU Board of Directors, sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker of the House John Boehner calling for the 2014 Farm Bill to be called up and...
28 January 2014
Congress Urged to Gut Labelling Law
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued a statement in response to a letter from the meatpacking industry sent to Congress. The letter calls for Congress to gut the Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) law. It also proposes to dismantle...
Union President Looks Forward to Seeing Provisions
US - The 2014 Farm Bill Conference Committee has released its latest report "The Agricultural Act of 2014". ...
Chicken Council Supports Efforts to Allow Expedited Propane Delivery
US - Mike Brown, president of the National Chicken Council (NCC), said that the council is working with the appropriate federal agencies, organisations, and stakeholders to help alleviate the spot shortages being experienced with the very tight supply...
27 January 2014
CME: Total Chicken Inventories Down at End of December
US - Low beef stocks, ample chicken supplies and a whole lot of bellies - that’s a two second recap of the latest USDA Cold Storage monthly survey, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
26 January 2014
Dr Shelly McKee to Keynote Novus Luncheon at IPSF
US - Building on the annual tradition discussing topics challenging the entire poultry industry over a free lunch, the Novus luncheon at IPSF brings expert Dr Shelly McKee of Auburn University to present 'How Consumer Preference Drives Poultry Processing'....
24 January 2014
Alabama Poultry Farmers Say Propane Shortage Could Be Devastating
US - A nationwide propane fuel shortage is having a trickle down effect on Alabama's poultry growers. Many of them depend on propane to keep their chicken houses warm so their chicks don’t freeze to death....
Farmers Union Urges No Change to COOL
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has sent a letter to the members of the farm bill conference committee emphasizing the importance of finishing a five-year, comprehensive farm bill as soon as possible....
23 January 2014
US Set to Consume 1.25 Billion Buffalo Wings on Super Bowl Sunday
US - Americans are set to eat 1.25 billion chicken wings for Super Bowl XLVIII, which takes place on Sunday 2 February, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Buffalo Wings and the end of the 'Great Wing Shortage' of 2013....
Market Intelligence Forum to Preview 2014 Industry Economic Conditions at IPPE
US - Seeking to address these challenges, the Market Intelligence Forum is returning to the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE)....
16 January 2014
Senators Urge Open Markets for US Chicken in TPP Talks
US - A group of bipartisan Senators, led by Senate Chicken Caucus Co-Chairs Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), has expressed concern over trade restrictions on US chicken products by several countries participating in the Trans-Pacific...
Perdue to Close Organic Plant in Pennsylvania
US – US poultry processor Perdue is to close its Booth Creek Natural Chicken (BCNC) plant in Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania....
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....
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