The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance has launches a new video series on how farmers and ranchers tackle big jobs. The new How To Farm series launched last week illustrates different farming practices. The educational videos, which range between two to four minutes, highlight the Read the rest of this entry »
So far, Avian Influenza has not been found in any commercial poultry flocks in the United States, but a strain of bird flu has been discovered in an Oregon backyard poultry flock. With the first part of our story, here’s Rod Bain.
Many of us are familiar with seeing chickens running around yards in our younger days, but was a practice that seemed to end in most cases. But according to Cindy Zimmerman, it’s starting to make a comeback.
The bird flu outbreak in Canada now includes 10 farms and nearly a quarter million birds. Meatingplace is reporting the latest farm, confirmed December 13th in Langley, British Columbia contained 53,000 table egg layers. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has established control zones to Read the rest of this entry »
A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In this edition of USDA Week In Review, snowy and cold or dry and mild? The International Year of Soils and healthcare coverage in rural America. Please watch the video.
Washington, D.C. – Dec. 11, 2014 – The incidence of occupational injuries and illnesses within the poultry sector’s slaughter and processing workforce has fallen by 80 percent over the last 20 years and Read the rest of this entry »
USDA’s latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Report notes in the Livestock, Poultry, and Dairy section that the forecast for total meat production in 2014 has been lowered from last month, as lower beef production in the fourth quarter more than offsets increased Read the rest of this entry »
KANSAS CITY, MO. (Dec. 5, 2014) – The Center for Food Integrity’s (CFI) Animal Care Review Panel has examined video released this week from a North Carolina broiler farm. It is contained in a report produced by the group Compassion in World Farming.
Thanksgiving is the biggest day of the year for turkey with some 46 million consumed on that day and nearly ninety percent of Americans saying they eat turkey on Thanksgiving according to the National Turkey Federation. Cindy Zimmerman has Scott Prestige of Prestige Farms in North Carloina who says more people are eating turkey year round.
Alabama is planning some meetings on the educational section of the new Farm Bill. The Alabama Extension Service is teaming up with USDA and the Alabama Farmers Federation to have these meetings. Tyron Spearman tells us about the meetings, times and locations.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes an update on Alabama cattle in South Dakota and information on a peanut disease growers need to stay on top of. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
In this month’s World Agriculture Supply and Demand reports, the Livestock, Poultry and Dairy section shows the forecast for total meat production in 2014 has been raised from last month, but the forecast for 2015 was lowered.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 30, 2014 – Jerry Lane, president of Claxton Poultry in Claxton, Georgia, was installed as 2014-2015 chairman of the National Chicken Council (NCC) during NCC’s 60th Annual Conference held today in Washington, D.C.
“It’s a great honor to take the gavel from Mike Helgeson and serve as the incoming chair for the National Chicken Council,” Lane said. “As an industry, and as an organization, we can be Read the rest of this entry »
From the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries:
Montgomery, AL – Tomorrow, Friday, October 24, Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan will join state leaders and organizers across the state in an effort to support Food Day, a national celebration focusing on the importance of a healthy diet and improving food policy.
This year is the first year Food Day has been coordinated on a statewide level in Alabama, with the main priorities being Read the rest of this entry »
Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Michael Froman announced today that the United States has won a major victory at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on behalf of U.S. farmers, including the U.S. poultry industry. A WTO dispute settlement panel has found in favor of the United States in a dispute challenging India’s ban on various U.S. agricultural products – such as poultry meat, eggs, and live pigs – allegedly to Read the rest of this entry »
Washington, D.C. – October 14, 2014 – Today’s announcement by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) that the World Trade Organization has ruled against India in its ban on U.S. poultry imports is commended by the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) and the National Chicken Council (NCC).
India placed a ban on U.S. poultry in 2007 under the guise of preventing low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI), but Read the rest of this entry »
The latest forecast for livestock production shows total meat production for both 2014 and 2015 have been raised from last month. But, that does not means every sector is up, as USDA economist Robert Johansson runs through the numbers.