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New Biosecurity Campaign to Protect Live Poultry

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is launching a new outreach campaign focused on preventing the spread of infectious poultry diseases in both commercial and backyard poultry. Considering the devastating impact of the highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in 2014-2015, as well as this year’s outbreak of virulent Newcastle disease, the timing is right …

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Poultry Worker Safety Record Continues to Improve

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

Occupational injuries and illnesses in the poultry slaughter and processing workforce have fallen by 83 percent over the last 20 years. According to the 2017 Injury and Illness Report released by the Department of Labor, the decline is continuing. The total poultry processing injury and illness rate of 3.8 cases per 100 full-time employees, down from 4.2 cases the year …

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Extra Beef, Pork Supplies Pressuring Chicken

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

Trade issues have led to an increasing supply of beef and pork, which in turn is pressuring poultry sales. The extra beef and pork means retailers are featuring those products more than poultry, luring consumers away from chicken purchases. Pilgrim’s Pride CEO Bill Lovette says the chicken processor posted a sharp drop in third-quarter earnings. The drop was attributed to …

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Celebrating National Deviled Egg Day

Dan Poultry, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom has us celebrating a well-loved party, picnic, or holiday side dish. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Celebrating National Deviled Egg Day Known for making its appearance as a favorite hors-d’oeuvres or side dish for parties, holidays, family reunions and potluck dinners, deviled eggs are the star of the show today. It’s National Deviled Egg Day. …

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New Poultry Research Center at Auburn

Dan Alabama, Education, Poultry

While Auburn University already has an internationally recognized Department of Poultry Science, efforts continue on a new comprehensive “farm”, known as the Charles C. Miller, Jr. Poultry Research and Education Center. Dean of the College of Agriculture and Director of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Paul Patterson, knows the new facility will significantly advance the university’s standing as a global …

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Hurricane Michael Damage to Georgia Agriculture

Dan Cotton, Economy, Forestry, Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts, Poultry, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

“Unfortunately, our worst thoughts were realized. We saw months and sometimes years of work just laid over on the ground in a matter of seconds. Georgia has long led in the production of several renowned commodities and now we have the dubious distinction of also leading in the devastation and incredible loss of these prominent crops. These are generational losses …

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USMCA Predicted to Boost Protein Exports

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

Industry experts say the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) could lead to modest export gains for U.S. poultry, pork, and beef. A new report from CoBank says the agreement is expected to keep tariffs on food and agriculture between the three countries at zero. The report says the U.S. chicken sector exports are predicted to rise 47,000 metric tons in …

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Rabobank: Global Poultry Prices Under Pressure

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry, Trade

A Rabobank report says a historic drop in poultry exports from Brazil is shaking up trade in the commodity around the world. The latest quarterly outlook on the industry says African Swine Fever could also indirectly affect the industry. Global poultry prices dropped by an average of five to 10 percent in the second quarter of this year. African Swine …