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Thanksgiving Turkey Mistakes

Dan Poultry, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom has some Thanksgiving turkey mistakes you might be making, and simple solutions for those mistakes. That’s coming up on The Land of Ours. Some of the most common mistakes are made on Thanksgiving Day. Some you may not realize you’re making! For example, waiting too long to buy your turkey. Or not realizing the turkey your purchased is already …

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USDA Provides Tips and Resources for a Bacteria-Free Thanksgiving

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

More than 45 million turkeys are eaten on Thanksgiving Day, with a never-ending list of side dishes and desserts. The Thanksgiving meal is by far the largest and most stressful meal many consumers prepare all year, leaving room for mistakes that can make guests sick. But never fear, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) …

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Turkey Farmers Feel Pain from GIPSA

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

Just days from Thanksgiving, some turkey farmers are feeling the effects of Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue’s decision to pull out of the final interim GIPSA  (Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration) rule. Politico reports that just hours after the announcement, Plainville Farms of Pennsylvania presented its farmers with updated contracts that required the producers to make costly upgrades to their …

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Putnam Provides Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Celebrations

Dan Florida, Forestry, Industry News Release, Poultry

Ahead of Thanksgiving, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Forest Service are providing tips to ensure a safe holiday weekend. The following tips can help prevent wildfire: Avoid burning yard debris on dry, windy days. Never leave a fire or outdoor heat source unattended. Set up turkey fryers and grills at least 10 feet away from the …

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Farm Bureau Survey Reveals Lowest Thanksgiving Dinner Cost in Five Years

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry, Vegetables

American Farm Bureau Federation’s 32nd annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.12, a 75-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.87. The big ticket item – a 16-pound turkey – came in at a total of $22.38 this year. That’s roughly $1.40 …

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UF/IFAS Experts: Clean and Cook Holiday Meals Thoroughly

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

’Tis the season for holiday feasts, so before and after you enjoy a nutritious, tasty cornucopia, be sure to clean and cook thoroughly, UF/IFAS experts say. Here are hints to avoid food-borne illnesses from a holiday meal, according to Samara Deary, a family and consumer sciences agent with UF/IFAS Extension Bradford County; Nan Jensen, family and consumer sciences agent with …

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U.S. Poultry Groups Applaud WTO’s Indonesian Ruling

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

U.S. poultry groups are pleased the World Trade Organization confirmed Indonesia’s import restrictions for horticultural products and animals and animal products are against WTO rules. The WTO has rejected Indonesia’s appeal of the panel finding, a move U.S. poultry groups say is a “resounding victory.” The USA Poultry & Egg Export Council, National Chicken Council, and National Turkey Federation echoed …