Georgia producers are invited to attend the Georgia Grown Poultry Seminar April 30th, 2015 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. The Georgia Department of Agriculture and The Georgia Grown Agriculture Commission are hosting the seminar for small scale poultry producers. Topics will include flock management and testing, biosecurity, food safety guidelines, and natural poultry Read the rest of this entry »
Since mid-December, there have been several ongoing, highly pathogenic avian influenza H5 incidents along the Pacific, Central and Mississippi flyways. Cases have been confirmed in 16 states. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and veterinarians participated in an avian influenza symposium at the University of Georgia to share knowledge and discuss this disease with representatives from across the country and internationally. During a teleconference held today, Read the rest of this entry »
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Up to this week, the outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in commercial poultry flocks were limited to turkeys, but as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Gary Crawford reports, that’s no longer the case.
On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam talks to Franko Galoso about the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Bronson Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.
USDA released their April World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report this past week, but there weren’t many changes compared to the March report. When it comes to the livestock sector of the report, USDA Acting Chief Economist Robert Johansson looks at exports and prices in the pork and beef sectors and gives an updated outlook for broilers and turkeys.
Just this week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed a ninth case of H5N2 avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Minnesota. While this disease has not been found in Georgia, it is still a concern for Georgia State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Cobb, who says the disease comes in two ways.
The Georgia Grown Agriculture Commodity Commission and the Georgia Department of Agriculture are proud to announce the 3rd annual Georgia Grown Symposium. This year’s symposium will be held on April 30th at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Georgia. The focus of this year’s symposium will be “Growing Innovation and Profits.” Read the rest of this entry »
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we celebrated National Agriculture Day this past Wednesday and talked about the latest data helping shine some light on the question, “What is a family farm”. We also looked at how the latest cases of Avian Influenza serve as reminders of the importance of bio-security practices on poultry farms, and how many peanut farmers are hoping to see some new contracts soon.
WASHINGTON, March 18, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today released the following statement:
“On this National Agriculture Day, we acknowledge the impact of American agriculture on our daily lives and our nation’s economy. We thank the scientists, conservationists, farmers and ranchers dedicated to the work that feeds the nation and helps to keep us safe. Their work touches the lives of all Americans – from the farm field to the kitchen table and from the air we breathe to the energy that powers our country. Read the rest of this entry »
Today is National Agriculture Day across the country, and as we celebrate this annual event, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is reporting that family-owned farms remain the backbone of the agriculture industry. The latest data comes from the Census of Agriculture farm typology report which helps shine some light on the question, “What is a family farm?”.
Are the various bans and restrictions that some countries are putting on poultry from certain U.S. states and regions actually bringing poultry prices down? Gary Crawford has a story to help answer that question.
In December 2013, the Food and Drug Administration took a significant step forward in addressing antimicrobial resistance by publishing a guidance that calls on animal drug sponsors of approved medically important antimicrobials administered through medicated feed or water to remove indications for use related to growth promotion from their product labels.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 4, 2015 – McDonald’s USA today announced new menu sourcing initiatives including only sourcing chicken raised without antibiotics that are important to human medicine.
The National Chicken Council released the following statement, attributable to Ashley Peterson, Ph.D., National Chicken Council vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs: Read the rest of this entry »
ATHENS, Ga. – March 2, 2015 – Today, Tyson Foods, Inc., in conjunction with the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s College Aggies Online scholarship competition (CAO) and the University of Georgia Dairy Science Club, donated a load of protein to the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, located in Athens, Georgia.
The 30,400 pound load of chicken, which will provide more than 120,000 servings of protein, arrived at the food bank today at approximately 9:30 a.m. Representatives from Tyson Foods, the Alliance and the University of Georgia Dairy Club were present to help deliver the chicken. Read the rest of this entry »
Issues with the West Coast port labor contract negotiations have many in agriculture concerned, and that includes U.S. Meat Export Federation Chair Leann Saunders. She says port congestion is causing major problems for U.S. meat exporters who rely on West Coast port operations to serve key Asian markets. Joe Schuele has more on this story.