National Thanksgiving Turkey Presented to POTUS

Jamie Johansen

National Turkey Federation Chairman Carl Wittenburg presented the National Thanksgiving Turkey named “Drumstick” to President Donald J. Trump during a White House ceremony celebrating the 70th anniversary of the event that has occurred since 1947. “As we gather together with our families on Thanksgiving and give thanks for our many blessings, we are reminded of the national family to which …

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Novus Luncheon Addresses Consumer Trends at IPPE

Jamie Johansen

The International Poultry, Feed & Meat Expo’s have joined forces this year to bring you the International Production & Processing Expo. The trade show doesn’t open until tomorrow, but for poultry scientists from around the world, events like the Novus Luncheon brought a new-found insight into the changing world of the food industry. As attendees enjoyed lunch, Andy Vance, Staff …

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Livestock 101 at NAMA Boot Camp

Jamie Johansen

Animal agriculture seems to be under a constant fire from those who don’t understand it. During the recent NAMA Boot Camp, Dr. Dan Thomson, Assistant Dean of Outreach and Professor at Kansas State University Vet School, addressed the basics of the industry along with issues and challenges so agri-marketers could help educate the growing population of non-ag consumers. “I think …

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Poultry Groups Pleased RFS Waiver Process to Start

John Davis

Add Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to those calling on the EPA to waive the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). In a letter to the EPA (available from the National Chicken Council website), Deal joins Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe and North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue asking for the waiver because of the impact the drought is having on corn. The EPA has …

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Livestock and Poultry Groups Seek RFS Waiver

Cindy Zimmerman

Livestock and poultry producers are filing a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeking a waiver from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in light of the current drought situation likely to cause feed shortages. “We need a waiver now,” said Randy Spronk of Minnesota, National Pork Producers Council president-elect. “I and NCBA support American ethanol,” said National Cattlemen’s Beef …

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House Hearing on How GIPSA Hurts Small Business

Cindy Zimmerman

The last post we did with a lawmaker’s opinion on GIPSA, we got hammered with comments. That was fun – let’s do it again! Last time, it was Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) who had negative comments about USDA’s controversial Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyard’s Administration (GIPSA) proposal. This time, it’s Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO), chairman of the House Small Business …

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Happy Thanksgiving

Chuck Zimmerman

After receiving several Thanksgiving cards I thought I’d just go along with the California Poultry Federation, Bill, Monica, Sandy and Cody and post theirs. I agree with their message, ” . . . The California Poultry Federation wishes you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving! We have much to be thankful for this year and are especially grateful for the friends, …

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