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Cobank: Poultry Well Positioned to Withstand Profit Pressure

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Poultry

Poultry profitability is coming under pressure as prices decline amid growing supplies. A new report from CoBank says the U.S. chicken industry has experienced an unprecedented run of historic profitability since 2012 and responded by significantly increasing production and processing capacity. Six new poultry processing plants are expected to be operating by 2020, while production and supplies of competing animal …

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July 4th Cookouts Costing About the Same

Dan Beef, Dairy, Economy, Fruits, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry, Vegetables

(AFBF) — A cookout of Americans’ favorite foods for July 4th, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and watermelon, will cost just a few cents more this year, coming in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau Federation. Farm Bureau’s informal survey reveals the average cost of a summer cookout …

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CDC Reports 200 More Illnesses Related to Backyard Poultry Flocks

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

More people are getting sick from backyard poultry flocks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says an additional 227 people have become ill from Salmonella in backyard poultry flocks since May. The ongoing investigation has overall confirmed 279 illnesses in 41 states. People who got sick reported getting chicks and ducklings from places such as agricultural stores, websites …

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Learn About ‘Chuck Knows Beef’ at FCA Convention

Dan Florida, Poultry

The 2019 Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) Convention and Trade Show is just one week away. It will be held June 18-20 at the JW Marriott in Marco Island. DeAnne Maples, Florida Beef Council director of beef marketing and promotion, says one thing that will be featured at this year’s event is “Chuck Knows Beef.”

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Animal Activist Groups Target Tyson Again Over Contract Growers

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration, Poultry

The activist group Mercy for Animals is going after Tyson Foods again, but this time it’s not about the chickens. It’s in regards to Tyson’s treatment of its contract growers. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says Mercy for Animals is launching a four-billboard campaign in northern Georgia seeking anonymous reports from contract farmers about Tyson Foods. The relationship between growers and the …

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Tyson Foods and Auburn University Partner to Build First Stand-Alone Solar-Powered Poultry House

Dan Energy, Industry News Release, Poultry

Off-the-grid broiler poultry house will be key to informing sustainable energy practices at scale Auburn University’s National Poultry Technology Center (NPTC), a leader in poultry housing and associated technologies for more than a decade, and Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) announced the opening of the largest stand-alone solar powered poultry house to be operated completely off the grid. The 54-foot …

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New Survey Examines Consumers’ Understanding of the Environmental Impact of Chicken Production

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

National Chicken Council Seeks to Bridge the Gap Between Consumer Perception & Reality Further delivering on its commitment to transparency, the National Chicken Council (NCC) unveiled the findings of its new nationwide survey about how deeply consumers understand sustainable food practices as it relates to broiler chicken production, an industry that maintains one of the lowest environmental footprints in animal …

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Hyde-Smith Bill Would Codify Oversight, Regulation of Cell-based Meats

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Poultry

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi has introduced a bill that would give the Department of Agriculture responsibility to regulate, inspect, and label cell-cultured meat and poultry. The Cell-Cultured Meat and Poultry Regulation Act of 2019 introduced last week, would codify the responsibilities of the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service and the Food and Drug Administration over food products grown …