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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....
Alabama Officials Investigate Avian Flu Detections
US - Alabama agriculture officials are investigating suspected avian flu outbreaks at three locations in the northern part of the state, close to where H7N9 outbreaks — one highly pathogenic and one low pathogenic — were recently reported on two Tennessee...
07 March 2017
Council Reacts to HPAI at Tennessee Broiler-Breeder Farm
US - The National Chicken Council (NCC) was notified by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) that the agency has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI)...
01 March 2017
Trump Must Consider Policy Impacts on Farming Communities, Union Says
US - President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress tonight, offering a blueprint of his vision for the future of the country....
06 February 2017
US Broiler Production Forecasts Increase for First Quarter of 2017
US - Preliminary broiler production data indicated slightly lower December production than previously forecast, leading the 2016 fourth-quarter estimate to be lowered 25 million pounds, according to the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from...
25 January 2017
Mixed Response from Agriculture as President Trump Withdraws from Trans-Pacific Partnership
US - US President Donald Trump has signed an executive action to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The move by Mr Trump has been met with mixed reactions....
20 January 2017
Sonny Perdue Chosen as New US Agriculture Secretary
US - President-elect Donald Trump has selected former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be the US Agriculture Secretary in the incoming Trump administration....
29 November 2016
US Report Shows Antibiotic Resistance Levels in Meat Declining
US - The US Food and Drug Administration recently released its 2014 National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) Integrated Report, showing 'measurable improvements' in antimicrobial resistance....
04 November 2016
How Did Chickens Cross from Asia to Africa?
GLOBAL - The discarded bone of a chicken leg, still etched with teeth marks from a dinner thousands of years ago, provides some of the oldest known physical evidence for the introduction of domesticated chickens to the continent of Africa, research from...
03 November 2016
How Will New GIPSA Rules Affect US Farmers?
US - When farmers thought regulations couldn’t get more difficult, the USDA began moving forward with new rules that will likely impact contracts and litigation, writes Rachel Lane....
18 October 2016
Over 1 Million Birds Killed by Hurricane Matthew on North Carolina's Poultry Farms
US - Initial reports show that North Carolina’s agricultural industries took a beating from the recent Hurricane Matthew....
10 October 2016
APHIS Issues Updated Indemnity Calculator for Laying Hens
US - The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is updating its indemnity calculator formula for laying hens, effective October 1, 2016....
14 September 2016
American Farmers Seek More Support as Incomes Remain Low
US - Bolstered by the US's National Farmers Union (NFU) and Farm Aid, 275 family farmers are uniting this week at the US Capitol to ask for emergency assistance and increased funding to address the harsh economic realities brought on by historically low...
08 September 2016
Standoff over American Poultry Imports to India Continues
INDIA - The impasse over imports of poultry from the United States to India continues despite expectations that trade talks between officials of both countries would end it, writes Basudev Mahapatra....
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