beef

Bad News for U.S. Beef/Chicken in Potential U.K. Trade Deal

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release, Poultry, Trade

(NAFB) — The U.S. beef and poultry industries got some bad news through a recent article on BBC Dot Com. Chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef will be kept out of the United Kingdom under any potential trade deal with the U.S. That comes straight from the UK environmental secretary. Theresa Villiers tells the BBC that the current European Union ban …

census takers

Animal Agriculture Alliance on Fake Census Takers

Dan Poultry

There were reports last year in various states about people posing as U.S. Census takers visiting poultry farms while attempting to take photos of farm operations. While these people did not identify who they truly work for, it is believed that they were employed by anti-animal agriculture organizations. Animal Agriculture Alliance Vice President of Communications Hannah Thompson-Weeman wants producers to be aware of …

shipment

First U.S. Shipment of Chicken to China Arrives in January

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Poultry

(NAFB) — USA Poultry and Egg Export President Jim Sumner tells Agri-Pulse that the first U.S. chicken shipment to China in a long time will enter the Asian country in January. It marks a resumption of those shipments after China lifted a ban on U.S. chicken just over a month ago. The Chinese ban was initially implemented after an avian …

broiler production

Broiler Production on the Rise

Dan Poultry

USDA made various adjustments in their December report concerning meat production, with one of those being an increase in broiler production for 2020. Acting World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair, Mark Jekanowski, explains the factors behind the significant increase in projected broiler production for next year. But, the 2020 price forecast for broilers was revised down based on the expectation that increased supply would …

ban

Feed Industry says China still has Partial U.S. Poultry Ban in Place

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Poultry

(NAFB) — The American Feed Industry Association says China’s lifting of its ban on U.S poultry imports is only a “partial” lifting. The association has received official confirmation from USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service that the announcement only includes poultry imports for human consumption. It doesn’t include other poultry products, such as those used in pet foods. At …

thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Rises Only a Penny

Dan Dairy, Field Crops, Fruits, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry, Vegetables

(AFBF) — The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 34th annual survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.91, or less than $5.00 per person. This is a 1-cent increase from last year’s average of $48.90. “The average cost of this year’s Thanksgiving dinner is essentially unchanged …