South Korea Lifts U.S. Poultry Ban

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that the government of South Korea has lifted its ban on imports of U.S. poultry and poultry products, including fresh eggs. Korea had imposed the ban in response to a recent detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). On August 11, the United States notified the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) that …

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Eggshell Uses

Dan Poultry, This Land of Ours

What do you do with that egg shell when you crack it open? Cathy Isom has tells you before you toss it in the trash or compost, consider these ways to reuse that egg shell. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Statistics say the average American consumes 250 eggs per year. That’s a lot of egg shells for …

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Canada Egg Production Up Nearly 5 Percent This Year

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

Egg production in Canada is on the rise, increasing 4.4 percent in the last year. Statistics Canada, the nation’s statistics agency, says Canadian egg producers generated 64.5 million dozen eggs from May 2016 to May this year. Placement of hatchery chicks on farms rose four percent to 65.5 million birds from June 2016 to June 2017 and stocks of frozen …


Poultry Producers Comment on NAFTA Renegotiation Plans

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

U.S. poultry producers say the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement could bring trade improvements. The National Chicken Council and the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council together called NAFTA a “bonanza for American Agriculture.” However, the groups say some trade issues could be improved under the renegotiation effort. The National Chicken Council says Canada and the United …

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Perdue Farms to Upgrade Animal Welfare Standards

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The nation’s fourth-largest poultry producer, Perdue Farms, announced it’s adopting new animal welfare standards that increase the well-being of its broilers. The announcement came from the Perdue Animal Welfare Summitt, which brought together animal care experts from around the globe, advocates, researchers, and farmers. Jim Perdue, Chairman of Perdue Farms, said trust is earned by responding to consumers and other …


Canada Disputing U.S. Claims Regarding Poultry Trade

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry, Trade

Canada’s Ambassador to the United States is firing back at claims that Canada is hindering the trade of poultry with the United States. Canadian Ambassador to the United States David MacNaughton told a group of senators who say Canada has denied access to U.S. poultry and eggs that their claims are “inaccurate.” McNaughton cited statistics on Canadian imports of U.S. …

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All-American July 4th Cookout Down Slightly

Dan Beef, Corn, Industry News Release, Peanuts, Pork, Poultry

Remains Under $6 Per Person A cookout of Americans’ favorite foods for the Fourth of July, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk, will cost slightly less 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 …