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New Biosecurity Campaign to Protect Live Poultry

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is launching a new outreach campaign focused on preventing the spread of infectious poultry diseases in both commercial and backyard poultry. Considering the devastating impact of the highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in 2014-2015, as well as this year’s outbreak of virulent Newcastle disease, the timing is right …

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Farm Bureau Survey: Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down for Third Straight Year

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Poultry

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 33rd annual survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.90, or less than $5.00 per person. This is a 22-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.12. “Since 2015, the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner has declined steadily and is …

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Poultry Worker Safety Record Continues to Improve

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

Occupational injuries and illnesses in the poultry slaughter and processing workforce have fallen by 83 percent over the last 20 years. According to the 2017 Injury and Illness Report released by the Department of Labor, the decline is continuing. The total poultry processing injury and illness rate of 3.8 cases per 100 full-time employees, down from 4.2 cases the year …

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Extra Beef, Pork Supplies Pressuring Chicken

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

Trade issues have led to an increasing supply of beef and pork, which in turn is pressuring poultry sales. The extra beef and pork means retailers are featuring those products more than poultry, luring consumers away from chicken purchases. Pilgrim’s Pride CEO Bill Lovette says the chicken processor posted a sharp drop in third-quarter earnings. The drop was attributed to …

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Celebrating National Deviled Egg Day

Dan Poultry, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom has us celebrating a well-loved party, picnic, or holiday side dish. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Celebrating National Deviled Egg Day Known for making its appearance as a favorite hors-d’oeuvres or side dish for parties, holidays, family reunions and potluck dinners, deviled eggs are the star of the show today. It’s National Deviled Egg Day. …

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New Poultry Research Center at Auburn

Dan Alabama, Education, Poultry

While Auburn University already has an internationally recognized Department of Poultry Science, efforts continue on a new comprehensive “farm”, known as the Charles C. Miller, Jr. Poultry Research and Education Center. Dean of the College of Agriculture and Director of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Paul Patterson, knows the new facility will significantly advance the university’s standing as a global …

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USDA/FDA Meeting on What to Call Cell-Cultured Meat

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

Politico says a recent two-day joint USDA/FDA public gathering on cell-cultured food technology boiled down to a simple question. If it looks like meat and tastes like meat, can you call it meat? During the public comment period, stakeholders offered opinions on what the new form of meat should be called and how it should be labeled, which is a …