The Science Behind Food Safety

Jamie Johansen

Food safety is on the hearts and minds of all throughout the agriculture community. So, there is no doubt it was a hot topic during the recent Chicken Media Summit held on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and sponsored by the National Chicken Council and US Poultry & Egg Association. Dr. Ashley Peterson, VP of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs for the National …

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Chicken Litter – A Hot Commodity

Jamie Johansen

Jenny Rhodes, Extension Educator for University of Maryland in Queen Anne’s County and local poultry farmer, was asked to attend the 2015 Chicken Media Summit to talk about chicken manure. For her first 10 years in extension, Jenny wrote nutrient management plans. These plans are state mandated and any farmer meeting it’s requirements must have one for their operation. “In …

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Chicken Summit Tackles Industry Myths

Jamie Johansen

The 2015 Chicken Media Summit is a wrap, but the dialogue will continue. A panel titled “Chicken Myths & Facts” answered questions many not directly involved in the poultry community simple don’t understand. Panelist discussed hormones, antibiotics, chicken litter, environmental issues and other hot button issues on the minds of consumers. Tom Super, VP of Communications for the National Chicken …

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High Path Avian Flu Topic at Chicken Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2015 Chicken Media Summit is being held this week in Maryland, organized by the National Chicken Council and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. Among those in attendance is our own Jamie Johansen, along with bloggers, journalists, dietitians and leaders in the poultry industry from all over the country. Yesterday the event featured tours of a hatchery, broiler barn and …

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How Modernization Protects Flocks

Jamie Johansen

Society today wouldn’t be where it is if it wasn’t for modern medicine. The same thing applies for poultry production. The modernization of the poultry industry keeps the birds safe and ensures a safe food supply. I talked with Dr. John Glisson, Director of Research Programs for US Poultry & Egg Association after he served on one of the panels …

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Chicken Issues in the News

Jamie Johansen

The US Poultry & Egg Association served as another sponsor of the Chicken Media Summit, held in north eastern North Carolina last week. Members of the media were welcomed with warm, sunny skies as members of the poultry industry took us under their wings to share a little of their passion for the chicken community. After a wonderful meal at …

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What Consumers Want

Jamie Johansen

The National Chicken Council was one of the sponsors for the recent Chicken Media Summit held in New Bern, North Carolina. The event opened the doors for media to tour the complete life of a broiler and ask questions from experts from the poultry community. I sat down with Senior Vice President of the National Chicken Council, Bill Roenigk, after …

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Chicken Media Summit Panelists

Jamie Johansen

Day three of the Chicken Media Summit gave attendees the opportunity to listen and get their questions answered. The National Chicken Council and US Poultry & Egg Association brought together executives, researchers, vets and other experts to serve on panels to address industry trends, challenges and other hot topics. Bill Roenigk, Senior Vice President for the National Chicken Council, served …

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Embracing Transparency in the Poultry Industry

Jamie Johansen

The second day of Chicken Media Summit was all about transparency. Members of the press were invited to tour a hatchery, grower barn, processing plant and waste water treatment facility. This allowed for them to see with their own eyes the complete life of a chicken from egg to plate. And most importantly, get all questions answered. Sanderson Farms was …

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