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New switchgrass variety promises more biofuel at lower cost

September 3, 2014
New switchgrass variety promises more biofuel at lower cost

By Ann Perry Special to Poultry Times BELTSVILLE, Md. — The release of a new type of switchgrass specifically designed for bioenergy generation has been announced by USDA researchers and their partners. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have spent decades working on different projects that contributed to the development of the cultivar “Liberty,” which...

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Video series highlights environmental stewardship

September 3, 2014
Video series highlights environmental stewardship

TUCKER, Ga. —  U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is releasing a new video series highlighting environmental stewardship on poultry and egg farms. The first video in the series features one of USPOULTRY’s 2014 Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award winners, Bar G Ranch Poultry, in Rogers, Texas. Bar G Ranch Poultry, owned and operated by...

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Minnesota poultry prince and princess named

September 2, 2014
Minnesota poultry prince and princess named

MINNEAPOLIS — Tyler Amick, an 18 year-old from Austin in Mower County, and Hayley Carlson, a 17 year-old from Motley in Cass County, were granted a Gold’n opportunity on Sunday, Aug. 24, after winning the fifth-annual Poultry Prince and Princess Contest. The scholarship program of Minnesota 4-H and Gold’n Plump® recognizes the knowledge, leadership...

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McDonald’s names new USA head

September 2, 2014
McDonald’s names new USA head

OAK BROOK, Ill. — McDonald’s board of directors has elected former McDonald’s executive Mike Andres as McDonald’s USA president, effective Oct. 15. Andres, 56, will report directly to McDonald’s President and CEO Don Thompson. He was most recently CEO of Logan’s Roadhouse Inc., but has a long history with McDonald’s. The company said Andres...

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Poultry industry recognizes 96 facilities for safety

September 1, 2014
Poultry industry recognizes 96 facilities for safety

DESTIN, Fla. — The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council has 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...

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