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21 May 2015
Four More Confirmed US Avian Flu Outbreaks
US - There have been four more outbreaks of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) confirmed in the US, as the epidemic continues....
15 May 2015
US Help for Organic Farming Certification
US – The US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is to provide $11.9 million in organic certification assistance....
Some US Foodborne Disease Infections Down in 2014
US - Rates of infection of common Salmonella and E. coli types decreased during 2014, according to data from the US public health organisation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)....
14 May 2015
US Documentary Leads to New Poultry Recall Powers
US - After a documentary highlighted cases of preventable foodborne illnesses, the government announced new powers for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to recall contaminated poultry and meat products to protect consumers....
06 May 2015
USDA Report Shows Little Economic Benefit to COOL
US - A new USDA report finds some evidence of consumer interest, but negligible economic benefit, to mandatory country-of-origin labelling (COOL)....
24 April 2015
Defining, Demonstrating Sustainability in the Poultry Industry
US - A leading poultry scientist says that the US poultry industry has already set high standards for sustainability, according to Zoetis....
23 April 2015
CME: Turkey Prices Remain Strong Despite Bird Flu
US - With more cases of HPAI (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza) cropping up, there is growing concern about the impact that it may have on livestock markets going into the spring and summer, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
22 April 2015
Delay in State Help for Minnesota's Turkey Farmers
US - A dispute is expected to slow down a payment of $893,000, which has been approved by the State Senate in Minnesota for the state's turkey sector, hit hard by recent outbreaks of bird flu....
16 April 2015
Improved Efficacy Test for Newcastle Disease Vaccines
US - US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have developed an improved Newcastle disease virus (NDV) vaccine evaluation procedure that could be used to select better vaccines to treat the disease....
USDA Revises Safe Ingredients List for Meat, Poultry and Egg Production
US - USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a revised directive updating the list of safe and suitable ingredients used in the production of meat, poultry and egg products. ...
10 April 2015
VFDs Are Coming to the US Poultry Industry
US - "Are you ready for the Veterinary Feed Directives?" asks Zoetis....
09 April 2015
New Feed Rules: Write it Down or It Didn't Happen
US – New rules to strengthen food safety and industry practice are being analysed by America’s animal feed industry as preparation for the new regime....
31 March 2015
US COOL Changes Rejected by NFU
US - The National Farmers Union in the US has urged the government not to discuss laws changing Country-of-Origin Labelling (COOL) until after a World Trade Organisation ruling on the matter....
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....
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