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2015 Meat Production Forecast Is Lowered

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.


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Georgia Man Installed as NCC Chairman

From the National Chicken Council:

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 »

Meat Prices Up

assorted fresh raw meatsEverett Griner talks about beef, pork and chicken prices still rising in today’s Agri View.


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Commissioner McMillan Declares Friday, October 24th Food Day in Alabama

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 »

WTO Ruling Favors U.S. Poultry verses India

Rod Bain

Rod Bain

A World Trade Organization panel sides with the U.S. in claims that India illegally kept U.S. poultry products out of that market. Rod Bain has the story.


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United States Wins WTO Trade Enforcement Dispute for American Farmers

From the White House:

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 »

Statement on WTO Decision Ruling against India’s Ban on US Poultry Imports

From the National Chicken Council:

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 »

Beef, Pork and Dairy Production all Tight

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.


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Food Prices Consistent with Inflation

Cindy Zimmerman

Cindy Zimmerman

While food prices have risen, Cindy Zimmerman reports that the rise has stayed consistent with inflation.


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Many New Aspects to Sunbelt Ag Expo Next Week

Chip Blalock

Chip Blalock

The annual Sunbelt Ag Expo takes place October 14th through the 16th at Spence Field in Moultrie, Georgia and their Executive Director Chip Blalock says there will be a lot going on this year.


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More can be found at www.sunbeltexpo.com.

Livestock Producers Invited to Sunbelt Ag Expo

Chip Blalock

Chip Blalock

The annual Sunbelt Ag Expo takes place next week at Spence Field in Moultrie, Georgia. Their Executive Director Chip Blalock says there will be a lot going on again this year with their livestock demonstrations.


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Register Now for AFIA Feed Course

Now is the time to register for the Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing Course, which is a 5-week e-learning platform program designed to help participants get a better understanding of the feed manufacturing process.


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Study on GMO Crops for Animal Feed

Cindy Zimmerman

Cindy Zimmerman

Information from a study on using GMO crops for animal feed is out, and Cindy Zimmerman has the details.


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Pork and Poultry Inventories Increase Likely Due to Bans

The USDA cold storage report released earlier these week showed an increase of U.S. pork and poultry warehouse inventories in August, which may in part be due to Russia’s ban on U.S. agricultural products.


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NCC Responds to Article on Antibiotic Use in Chicken Industry

The National Chicken Council used an article by Reuters this week as an opportunity to reiterate the fact that the majority of antibiotics approved for use in raising chickens are not used in human medicine, and those that are will be phased out for growth promotion purposes by December, 2016.


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Added Flavor

assorted fresh raw meatsEverett Griner talks about how why our meat taste different in our meat in today’s Agri View.


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Meat Production Forecasts Reduced

USDA released its World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates for September, and when it comes to the Livestock, Poultry and Dairy section, the forecasts for total meat production in both 2014 and 2015 were reduced from last month.


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USDA Video: USDA Week In Review September 12

USDA-Week-in-ReviewA weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Watch the Video!

Animal Smart

farm animalsEverett Griner talks about the brain power of farm animals in today’s Agri View.


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Purdue Foods Removing Antibiotics from Chicken Hatcheries

Purdue Foods have announced they are removing all antibiotics for growth from its chicken hatcheries as part of a 12 year plan to reduce the use of antibiotics in the company’s chickens.


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Eggs-actly

scrambled eggs, bacon slices, biscuitsEverett Griner talks about the world’s most popular breakfast food in today’s Agri View.


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Farm Exports

Large container ship in a dockEverett Griner talks about expanding farm exports in today’s Agri View.


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USDA Video: Stamps Honor Farmers Markets

usda-postage-stampsFour postage stamps honor farmers markets and farmers. Watch the video!

Food Prices

groceriesThere are some who feel food prices at the grocery store have skyrocketed this year, but Cindy Zimmerman reports that’s not really true.


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Poultry Industry Recognizes 96 Poultry Facilities for Outstanding Safety Performance

From the National Chicken Council:

Destin, Fla. – The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council recognized 96 chicken and turkey facilities for outstanding safety performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs. The annual safety awards were presented during the 2014 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry held in Destin, Fla.

The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council consist of members from U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation. Collectively, the Read the rest of this entry »

Consumers Get Livestock Welfare info from Other Groups

A recent survey suggests consumers are using animal protection organizations as their primary source of information about livestock welfare.


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Safe Handling of Poultry

New information is out concerning the safe handling of poultry, as Cindy Zimmerman has the details.


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Ag in Review Ending the Week of August 8, 2014

This is recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast featuring reports about the 6-month mark of the new Farm Bill, about the new Cotton Transition Assistance Program which starts Monday, how the peanut crop looks right now in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, and about a new burger made from both beef and chicken.

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New Poultry Inspection Rules

How will the new poultry inspection rules affect consumers? Cindy Zimmerman’s report answers that question.


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New Beef-Chicken Burger

Cindy Zimmerman has a story today about a new burger, which some hopes will please both beef ands chicken lovers.


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