meat

Study: U.S. Meat Sales to Reach $100 Billion

A new report projects that demand for meat and poultry will continue to drive sales in the U.S., helping total retail sales reach $100 billion by 2021. The report by market research firm Packaged Facts says meat and poultry products are consumer favorites, food industry mainstays and protein powerhouses, all factors that will keep the U.S. animal protein industry growing. …

beef

NCC Statement on US-China Preliminary Trade Agreement on Beef, Poultry

“This announcement is a positive development and a testament to the administration’s work to break down some of the existing obstacles that have been preventing U.S. chicken from regaining access to the Chinese market,” said National Chicken Council President Mike Brown.  “With the announcement of U.S. beef access to China, we encourage the administration to continue their work to remove …

Initial Results of the 100-Day Action Plan of the U.S. – China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue

President of the United States Donald Trump and President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping agreed at their Mar-a-Lago meeting to advance U.S. – China economic cooperation with a 100-day action plan under the framework of the U.S. – China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue. Under the leadership of the co-chairs, Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary of …

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WASDE Report Shows Increase in Livestock and Poultry Production

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released their May World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report this week, and in the Livestock, Poultry, and Dairy section, it notes that total red meat and poultry production for 2018 is projected to be higher than 2017 due to an increase in livestock and poultry production. Cattle placements during second half 2017 and …

raw eggs

The Danger of Consuming Raw Eggs

    Cathy Isom tells us about the safety concern when using raw eggs in recipes. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.     If you’ve ever wondered whether it’s really safe or healthy to use raw eggs in a recipe, listen up. Right now eggs can contain salmonella which is a germ that you can’t see it …

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May is National Egg Month

May is a perfect month to celebrate the arrival of spring, mothers, and the Incredible Egg! Cathy Isom fills us in about an entire month dedicated to one of nature’s miracle foods. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. May is National Egg Month. That means an entire month dedicated to the many virtues of what could be called one of …

organic livestock

USDA Announces Delay, Reconsideration of Organic Livestock Rule

The Department of Agriculture Tuesday announced it would delay implementation of the final Organic Livestock Standards rule until November 14th, 2017. The rule was published in January in the final days of the Obama administration, and USDA is taking an additional six months to allow time for further consideration. The effective date for this rule was initially March 20th, 2017, …

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Georgia Lawmakers Ask Perdue to Ditch GIPSA Rules

A group of Georgia lawmakers is pitching an idea to scrap some GIPSA rules to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, a former Georgia Governor. A group of 10 members of Congress from Georgia has sent a letter to Perdue urging the Secretary to withdraw two proposed rules under the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. The lawmakers say the rules, currently …

AVIAN INFLUENZA

Avian Influenza Found in Mexico

The World Organization for Animal Health reports that highly contagious H7N3 avian influenza was confirmed Thursday at a farm in west-central Mexico. The virus was discovered in a flock of 15,000 birds that had been vaccinated and did not show any clinical signs of the disease, according to agriculture officials in Mexico. Reuters reports that the farm is under quarantine …

National Poultry Improvement

Notice of Determination of Changes to the National Poultry Improvement Plan Program Standards

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is updating the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Program Standards. In a previous notice, the Agency proposed changes to the NPIP Program Standards document to establish new biosecurity principles and to update some testing procedures. The notice was available for public review and comment for 30 days.  No comments …