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Poultry Industry News By Category: Government and Regulatory
01 December 2017
EPA Releases '18 Ethanol Volumes at Maximum levels; Chicken Producers Cry Foul
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday (Thursday, 30 November) announced that it is mandating the statutory maximum 15 billion gallons of ethanol be added to the domestic fuel supply in 2018, the second consecutive year EPA has mandated...
23 November 2017
Court Gives EPA More Time to Provide Reporting Assistance to Poultry, Egg Producers
US - The District of Columbia Court of Appeals issued a court order granting a request by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) to extend the stay that delays...
21 November 2017
Tyson Foods Announces $300M Project to Meet Chicken Demand
US - Tyson Foods, Inc. has accepted the invitation of city, county and state leaders to build a new chicken production complex in the City of Humboldt, which is part of Gibson County in western Tennessee. The announcement was made yesterday at a news...
15 November 2017
USPOULTRY, Foundation Approve $355,000 in New Research Grants
US - USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation have approved $355,000 for seven new research grants at five institutions....
US Poultry Producers Applaud WTO’s Indonesian Ruling
US - The USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), National Chicken Council (NCC), and National Turkey Federation (NTF) applaud the World Trade Organization’s confirmation of a WTO panel finding that Indonesia’s import restrictions for horticultural...
Agrilabs Announces First DNA Vaccine Licensed for Chickens
US - AgriLabs® has announced USDA conditional approval of the first DNA vaccine ever licensed for chickens....
14 November 2017
Empire Kosher Poultry Recalls Chicken Products
US - Pennsylvania-based Empire Kosher Poultry, Inc. has recalled approximately 10,839 pounds of raw poultry products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection...
09 November 2017
Poultry Technical Seminar Offered Entirely in Spanish at 2018 IPPE
US - For the fourth year, the US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is hosting the education programme, "Seminario Avícola en Español" (Poultry Seminar in Spanish), during the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE)....
02 November 2017
EPA Requests More Time Before Poultry Producers Submit CERCLA Reports; USPOULTRY Provides Reporting Guidance
US - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has filed a petition with the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia requesting an extension of the current stay of the mandate to submit reports notifying first responders of the release of low...
30 October 2017
EPA Releases Guidance on Reporting CAFO Air Emissions
US - Farms releasing hazardous substances to air from animal wastes within any 24-hour period must notify NRC beginning 15 November, Dairy Business Association (DBA) reports....
27 October 2017
Brand Leads Way in Food Transparency; First-ever Traceable Turkeys This Thanksgiving
US - For the first time beginning this Thanksgiving, consumers will be able to trace Honeysuckle White® brand turkeys from a family farm to their table. ...
AFBF Calls for Continued US Participation in NAFTA
US - The American Farm Bureau Federation is calling on the Trump Administration to move forward with improvements to the North American Free Trade Agreement but to ensure the United States remains part of the deal, Bruce Cochrane reports....
18 October 2017
NCC Praises USDA’s Withdrawal of Controversial GIPSA Rules
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday announced the withdrawal of the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s (GIPSA) interim final rule on competitive injury, and its proposed rule on unfair practices and undue preferences....
16 October 2017
Des Moines Animal Control Wants to Limit Backyard Chickens
US - Des Moines animal control says it's time to cut back on the number of chickens allowed in the city limits....
06 October 2017
Report Highlights State, Local Initiatives to Reduce Antibiotics in Agriculture
US - The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) has released a new report examining the ways that consumer and public health advocates are working to reduce the amount of antibiotics given to farm animals, a key contributor to antibiotic resistance. ...
Meat, Poultry Industry Applauds Introduction of Agricultural Worker Bill
US - House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) earlier this week introduced the Agricultural Guestworker Act of 2017, creating an H-2C visa programme that will allow American farmers, ranchers, producers, packers and processors access to a legal and...
NAFTA Support Within US Key to Keeping Deal Alive
US - The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute suggests expressions support from within the United States for NAFTA will be critical in keeping the trade agreement alive, according to Bruce Cochrane....
02 October 2017
USPOULTRY Foundation Approves $125,000 in New Avian Influenza Research
US - The USPOULTRY Foundation has approved $125,000 in additional emergency funding to support avian influenza research and communication....
29 September 2017
Tyson Poultry Inc Resolves Federal Concerns About 2014 Incident
US - Tyson Poultry, Inc. has taken full responsibility for a 2014 environmental incident at the company’s Monett, Missouri, facility....
20 September 2017
Trump Administration Brings New Poultry Challenges, Opportunities
US - During a panel on global trends at the International Pork and Poultry Show (SIAVS) in São Paulo, James H Sumner, President of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) and President of the International Poultry Council (IPC), addressed the...
15 September 2017
Animal Rights Group Sues to End Pre-Yom Kippur Chicken Ritual
US - An animal rights group filed a lawsuit against the California Police for not enforcing animal cruelty laws by halting a pre-Yom Kippur ritual....
08 September 2017
America’s Largest Chicken Association Rolls Out Industry-Wide Standards for Broiler Chicken Welfare
US - The National Chicken Council (NCC), the United States' oldest and largest national association representing the US broiler chicken industry (chickens raised for meat), this week rolled out a set of industry-wide standards for broiler chicken welfare...
07 September 2017
HSUS Seeks Cage-Free Status for Pork, Veal & Eggs in California
US - Last November Massachusetts voters approved – by a 3 to 1 margin – a groundbreaking ballot question that will mandate all pork, veal and eggs sold in the Bay State come from pigs, calves and laying hens not confined to ultra-tight quarters. ...
06 September 2017
Tyson Prompted to Expand Production Due to Strong Chicken Demand
US - In response to strong consumer demand for chicken, Tyson Foods, Inc. yesterday announced plans to build a $320 million poultry complex in eastern Kansas....
01 September 2017
NCC Urges EPA to Reduce Total Renewable Fuel Mandate in Final Rule
US - In comments submitted yesterday, the National Chicken Council (NCC) urged US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Secretary Scott Pruitt to use the agency’s statutory general waiver authority to further reduce the total renewable fuel volume for...
 
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