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.
From the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries:
MONTGOMERY, Alabama. . . Members of the Steering Committee for the Alabama Agriculture & Forestry Strategic Plan Tuesday presented to Governor Robert Bentley their report calling for a more cooperative relationship between business and government that, if enacted, would Read the rest of this entry »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 4, 2015 – The National Chicken Council today voiced strong support for congressional action to fix our badly broken federal ethanol mandate, the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), as Congressmen Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Steve Womack (R-Ark.) and Jim Costa (D-Calif.) introduced the RFS Reform Act in the House of Representatives.
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have a story concerning the various issues of importance to cotton growers in Washington, we look at new technology for the oyster industry which can help fisheries across the Gulf Cost, and have a story about how chicken wings are Super Bowl winners.
Americans love to eat chicken. Cathy Isom reports in an effort to curb foodborne illnesses related to chicken and poultry such as Salmonella, the USDA is proposing new contamination safety standards the processors will need to meet.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds producers that today, January 30, is the deadline to apply for financial assistance through the Livestock Indemnity Program for losses suffered from October 2011 through Read the rest of this entry »
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds producers the deadline to apply for financial assistance through the Livestock Indemnity Program for losses suffered from October 2011 through December 2014 is this Friday, January 30. Local Farm Service Agency county offices can provide additional information on the types of records producers will need to apply for assistance. To learn more, visit disaster.fsa.usda.gov.
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have a story concerning changes in contamination standards and changes in how our poultry products are tested for contamination, we look at some key priorities for cattle producers this legislative session, and talk about new videos that have been produced to help teach those interested how to farm.
As part of the COOL Reform Coalition a number of groups, including the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, have signed onto a letter to Congress asking for immediate action to assure U.S. compliance with international trade obligations.
Washington, D.C. – January 22, 2015 – With the second biggest eating day of the year after Thanksgiving upon us – Super Bowl Sunday – there’s no hotter time of year for chicken wings, which have become a staple food on Super Bowl menus.
In an effort to reduce illnesses from poultry products, food safety officials at the U.S. Department of Agriculture are proposing some changes in contamination standards and changes in how our poultry products are tested for contamination. Gary Crawford has the details.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today proposed new federal standards to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground chicken and turkey products as well as raw chicken breasts, legs and wings. Development of these new standards is a major step in Read the rest of this entry »
Retail prices for beef may average slightly more than they did in 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Retail prices set records last year because of tight cattle supplies and relatively strong demand. In the coming year, USDA says an abundance of pork and poultry may limit beef price increases, and recent declines in gasoline prices may give people additional spending power at the grocery store.
If you are a livestock producer, do you have plans for what you will do in a weather disaster, including plans to dispose of dead animals? Gary Crawford reports that one expert says most producers don’t have those plans.
China has banned imports of U.S. poultry and eggs after a strain of H5N8 influenza was found in Oregon and another strain was detected in California and Washington. American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman says this national ban is a clear violation of international trade Read the rest of this entry »
The latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report was released this week. In the Livestock, Poultry, and Dairy section, the forecast for total meat production for 2015 is raised from last month on increased beef and pork production.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 8, 2015 – On January 2, the Joint Poultry Industry Human Resources Council filed comments opposing the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) proposal to require federal contractors to submit yet another regulatory report, the so called annual “Equal Pay Report.” The OFCCP was originally created to enforce, for the benefit of job seekers and wage earners, the contractual promise of Read the rest of this entry »
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 »