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19 June 2017
Cooked Chicken from China: Free Trade a Two-way Street, Says NCC
US - As a result of an authorised deal where the US can now export beef to China, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it will allow imports of frozen, fully cooked and refrigerated chicken to the United States from Chinese poultry...
AFB Urges Congress to Exercise Caution Against Cuba
US - American farmers are likely to soon have a new market for agricultural products, owing to the White House’s decision to begin normalising relationships with Cuba....
15 June 2017
Chicken Council Asks for Suspension of USDA Organic Rule
US - USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) delayed implementing the final rule for organic livestock and poultry welfare standards from 19 May to 14 November 2017, citing a federal freeze on new regulations until the administration conducts further...
14 June 2017
NAFTA a Boon for US Poultry Exports, Say Top Poultry Groups
US - In a recent letter to the current administration, the North American Agriculture and Trade Coalition referred to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as a "bonanza for American Agriculture."...
12 June 2017
Ag Groups Seek Common Sense Application of Emissions Reporting Requirements
US - The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) are seeking a rehearing following a recent ruling issued by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit....
02 June 2017
Salmonella Tied to Live Poultry Sickens 372 in 47 States
US - Signaling what has become an ongoing yearly pattern, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) yesterday reported eight multistate Salmonella outbreaks linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks, including chicks and ducklings....
26 May 2017
Group Appeals LA Ruling Allowing Yom Kippur Chicken Rite
US - An animal rights group is appealing the dismissal of a federal lawsuit against a Southern California synagogue for holding a pre-Yom Kippur ritual in which a chicken is swung by its legs and then slaughtered....
24 May 2017
NFU Says President Trump's Budget Assaulting Farm Safety Net, Rural Communities
US - President Donald J. Trump issued a detailed fiscal year 2018 federal budget proposal yesterday (23 May), recommending drastic cuts to agricultural and rural related agencies and programmes....
18 May 2017
NCC, Poultry Groups Provide Input to EPA on Burdensome Regulations
US - The National Chicken Council (NCC) this week joined with USPOULTRY and the National Turkey Federation (NTF) to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt who asked the public for ideas for reducing the...
15 May 2017
Trump Declares War on Environmental Regulations
US - Under the Trump administration, budgets are being cut and regulatory powers curtailed for federal bodies across the board – but none more so than the Environmental Protection Agency. What does this mean for US farmers and producers? Rachel Lane...
11 May 2017
Further Delay of Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule Opposed
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is delaying the effective date of the rule published on 19 January 2017, for an additional six months to 14 November 2017, to allow time for further consideration by USDA....
10 May 2017
Farm Bureau Commends EPA’s Water Rule Outreach
US - Yesterday, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall praised the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to collaborate closely with governors regarding revision of the Waters of the United States rule....
01 May 2017
Trump Administration's Decision to Improve NAFTA Pleases Farm Bureau
US - The Trump administration has decided to pursue renegotiation over its withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)....
26 April 2017
National Turkey Federation Applauds Senate Confirmation of Ag Secretary
US - The National Turkey Federation and America’s turkey producers applaud the Senate’s confirmation of Sonny Perdue as the 31st US Secretary of Agriculture. ...
25 April 2017
APHIS Posts New Animal Welfare Inspection Reports
US - APHIS is posting Animal Welfare inspection reports involving business entities that occurred after the Agency restricted the public’s access to the search tool for the Animal Care Inspection System on 3 February 2017, while the Agency conducts...
18 April 2017
NCC Commends USDA for Extension of GIPSA Interim Final Rule
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it is extending the implementation date 180 days for the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s (GIPSA) interim final rule on competitive injury. The interim final rule...
05 April 2017
Confirmation of Perdue as Ag Secretary Pleases Turkey Federation
US - National Turkey Federation members are very pleased the Senate Agriculture Committee has recommended the full Senate confirm Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture. ...
30 March 2017
Georgia Reacts to Bird Flu; Issues Temporary Suspensions on Poultry
US - Avian influenza has been confirmed in three states, two of which share borders with Georgia. As a precaution, Georgia State Veterinarian Robert Cobb has suspended all poultry exhibitions indefinitely....
USDA Recalls 1M Pounds of Chicken Due to 'Metal Objects'
US - The USDA this week announced a recall of 933,000 pounds of chicken products. It is one of the biggest chicken recalls in months....
29 March 2017
NTF Chairman Proposes Animal Disease Defense Plan
US - National Turkey Federation Chairman Carl Wittenburg advocated for protection of the nation’s nearly $441 billion investment in poultry and livestock requiring a forward-looking, mandatory Animal Pest and Disease Prevention Programme and Foot and...
Bird Flu Discovered in Georgia
US - A flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation located in Chattooga County, Georgia, has tested positive for H7, presumptive low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI). ...
28 March 2017
NCC, Turkey Federation Advocate for Withdrawal of GIPSA Rules
US - The National Turkey Federation (NTF) has called on USDA to withdraw rules and proposals that would upend the contract relationships among growers and processors throughout the poultry business....
23 March 2017
CME: Key Countries Enhance Inspection of Brazilian Meat Imports
US - The scandal that has affected the Brazilian meat packing and processing industry in recent weeks continued to play out, with a number of key importing countries announcing that they would suspend, curtail or enhance inspections of meat from that...
20 March 2017
Remarkable Bonds of Canada, US Friendship Gains Applause
US - Canada's Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs applauds the remarkable bonds of friendship that exist between Canada and the United States, writes Bruce Cochrane....
17 March 2017
Congress Urged to Strengthen Safety Net
US - The American Farm Bureau Federation and 11 other farm and ranch groups have asked congressional budget and appropriations committees to increase funding for farm programs in the 2018 farm bill....
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