Turkey Growers Seeking to Close Gap with Consumers

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

A new video series seeks to close the gap from farm to fork by America’s turkey farmers.   The National Turkey Federation has prepared a new series of videos and resources that the group says “offers common-sense answers about raising healthy turkey flocks on family farms.” Featuring a series of videos introducing consumers to turkeys raised on corn and soybeans …


USDA Rejects Poultry Line Speed Request

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) has denied a request by the National Chicken Council to allow for faster processing line speeds in packing plants. The decision follows a petition from NCC asking for young chicken plants to be exempt from the 140-birds-per-minute maximum line speed under the New Poultry Inspection System. USDA says the petition asked for no line speed …


Super Bowl Sunday Chicken Wings

Dan Poultry, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom has some really surprising statistics about the most popular snack to be consumed by the billions on Super Bowl Sunday. That’s coming up on “This Land of Ours.” Super Bowl Sunday Chicken Wings Behind Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday comes in second place for Americans to consume the most food and beverages in one day. The most popular thing …

Organic Groups Want Livestock Standards in Place

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The USDA recently announced it would be withdrawing a series of organic livestock standards that were put into place during the Obama administration. Organic groups across the country are not happy with the move. John Siemon, CEO of the Wisconsin-based Organic Valley Cooperative, says one of the most important things the standards addressed was animal welfare. The battle over the …

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Latest WASDE Report from USDA

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Field Crops, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork, Poultry

The latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report (WASDE) was released recently. During December, raging wildfires in southern California and a late-month cold wave east of the Rockies highlighted a La Niña-driven weather regime. La Niña also contributed to a broad expanse of drier than-normal conditions, especially across the southern tier of the country. A few areas, however, received …

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Global Avian Influenza Surge

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

Different strains of avian influenza were found over the holiday season globally, according to two global health agencies that say the number of human infections appears to have decreased over time. Meat industry publication Meatingplace reports that since December, the H5N6 strain of avian influenza has been reported in Hong Kong, the Netherlands, South Korea and Taiwan, in addition to …


Livestock Outlook Positive for 2018

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock, Poultry

Last year ended on a good note, with the outlook generally positive for livestock and poultry in 2018. That forecast came from James Robb, director and senior agricultural economist with the Livestock Marketing Information Center. However, he says there are some concerns surrounding both industries as uncertainty looms around trade agreements. Robb spoke during a workshop at the American Farm …

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Livestock – Poultry Outlook Positive for 2018

Dan Cattle, Livestock, Poultry

Some attending the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2018 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee learned that 2017 ended on a good note for the livestock and poultry sectors, and the 2018 outlook is positive overall. That was according to James Robb, director and senior agricultural livestock economist for the Livestock Marketing Information Center. But, he said there …