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24 March 2015
FDA Releases Farm Feed Guidelines
US – A period of public comment is now open on draft guidelines on farm animal feed, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced....
16 March 2015
H5N2 Virus Confirmed in Kansas Avian Influenza Outbreak
KANSAS, US - Kansas Department of Agriculture has been confirmation about last week's case of highly pathogenic avian influenza of the H5N2 subtype....
12 March 2015
American Farm Bureau Files Brief in Egg Law Case
US - A California law that regulates agricultural production in other states is unconstitutional for multiple reasons, and a lower court ruling that barred other states from bringing suit against California on behalf of their citizens should be reversed,...
Three Colleges Received $30,600 in USPOULTRY Foundation Grants
US – Louisiana State University, McNeese State University and Mississippi State University received student recruiting grants totalling $30,600 from the USPOULTRY Foundation....
11 March 2015
House of Representatives to Get Chicken Caucus
US - Congress has announced a new, bipartisan Congressional Chicken caucus to educate the House of Representatives. ...
04 March 2015
Progress Report on Judicious Use of Antimicrobials in US Released
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced its second progress report on its strategy to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals....
03 March 2015
Year Delay on Chesapeake Bay Chicken Manure Spreading Limits
US – Proposals for water protection regulations for a coastal bay in the North West US may clamp down on phosphorous, although will be delayed. ...
02 March 2015
Cautious Optimism for Integrated Virginia Poultry Unit
US – Officials are “cautiously optimistic” about an integrated poultry production complex in Virginia....
25 February 2015
USDA Announces Funding for Research, Education, Extension
US - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced more than $160 million in funding for food and agriculture research, education and extension....
24 February 2015
National Turkey Federation 2015 Officers Elected
US - The National Turkey Federation (NTF) Board of Directors has elected members of the 2015 Executive Committee during its February annual convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Jihad Douglas, president of Aviagen Turkeys, Inc. was elected 2015 NTF chairman....
13 February 2015
NFU Praises Introduction of Freedom to Export to Cuba Act
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has praised the introduction of Freedom to Export to Cuba Act of 2015....
11 February 2015
Court Throws Out Bid to Block New Poultry Inspection Rules
US - A bid to block new poultry inspection regulations and practices in the US has been thrown out by a US district court....
10 February 2015
National Farmers Union Welcomes COOL Lawsuit Dismissal
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has praised the dismissal of the US District Court lawsuit on Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL), filed by the multinational meatpacking industry and their allies to try and stop the USDA from...
09 February 2015
Pros and Cons of Trade Agreements Explained at IPPE
US - An overview on trade agreements and key issues were given in four presentations at an education programme on the US–EU Free Trade negotiations at the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). ...
05 February 2015
Challenge to California's Foie Gras Ruling
CALIFORNIA, US - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has said she will appeal last month’s decision by a federal judge to overturn the state’s ban on foie gras....
USDA Invests $18 Million to Train New Farmers
US - The US Department of Agriculture's Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden (USDA) has announced more than $18 million in grants to educate, mentor, and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers....
03 February 2015
US Farmers Say Agriculture Has Done Its Part to Reduce Deficit
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has commended President Obama’s 2015 Budget Proposal, noting its crucial investments for family farmers, ranchers, and rural America....
29 January 2015
Turkey Industry Demands Movement on Trade Promotion
US – The National Turkey Federation has urged Congress to renew powers for trade negotiators which the body says ensure effective negotiation and conclusion of beneficial trade agreements....
27 January 2015
Port Standstill Spells Trouble for US Farm Prices
US – Union tensions have halted meat exports from west coast seaports because of a struggle over worker contracts, with major implications for beef, chicken and pork trade....
26 January 2015
Welfare Rule Doubles California's Egg Prices
US – Intense market debate reignited in California after the cost of eggs doubled as farms realigned to new laws limiting layer bird stocking rates....
23 January 2015
US Poultry Industry Responds to New Food Safety Proposal
US - The industry body, the National Chicken Council and one poultry processor have welcomed the aims of the recently announced proposal to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter on poultry parts, highlighting the progress that has been made in this area...
22 January 2015
Tougher US Poultry Meat Measures Could Spare 50,000 Illnesses
US – Tighter standards on poultry products will prevent 50,000 illnesses each year, predicts the US Department of Agriculture’s food inspection body....
US Senator Takes on South Africa over Poultry Meat Duties
US - A Delaware senator is pushing for renewed efforts to force South Africa to cut the duty on imports of poultry meat from the US....
21 January 2015
NFU Urges President Obama to Reconsider Trade Agreements
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has applauded President Obama’s leadership on climate change, tax reform and reopening trade with Cuba, while encouraging the President to reconsider his support for trade agreements that export...
19 January 2015
How Big of a Deal is China’s Ban on Imports of US Poultry and Egg Products? 
CHINA & US - The initial reaction to about any problem with exports in general and exports to China in particular is “The sky is falling!  The sky is falling!”, writes Steve Meyer & Len Steiner....
 
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