Monthly Archives: October 2012

NTF comments on petitions to waive Renewable Fuels Standard

October 31, 2012
NTF comments on petitions to waive Renewable Fuels Standard

WASHINGTON — the National Turkey Federation, in collaboration  with its members, has submitted more than 1,500 comments to the Environmental Protection Agency requesting a full or substantial waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in order to prevent an animal feed crisis and soaring food costs in the coming months. The federation and its...

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West Liberty Foods to expand Utah facility

October 31, 2012
West Liberty Foods to expand Utah facility

WEST LIBERTY, Iowa — West Liberty Foods L.L.C. has announced  plans for an addition to the Tremonton, Utah, facility. This addition will add more than 34,000 square feet of manufacturing and storage space to the facility. Target completion for this expansion is August, 2013. This addition became necessary as a result in increased sales...

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Peco announces expansion in Arkansas

October 30, 2012
Peco announces expansion in Arkansas

BATESVILLE, Ark. — Peco Foods has announced it will expand a feed mill in Newark and a processing plant in Batesville purchased in 2011. The expansions will add 300 combined jobs to the plants, bringing total employment in Independence County to 866. In addition, the company plans to invest a total of $13.8 million...

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Mexico declares end to bird flu outbreak

October 30, 2012
Mexico declares end to bird flu outbreak

The Associated Press MEXICO CITY —  Mexico says an outbreak of the H7N3 bird flu virus in western Mexico has been “totally controlled” after 68 days without any reports of new cases. President Felipe Calderon said Oct. 24 that more than 22 million hens had been slaughtered throughout the country since efforts to contain...

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U.S., Panama set date for trade agreement

October 29, 2012
U.S., Panama set date for trade agreement

WASHINGTON — The United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement will enter into force on Oct. 31, 2012. This follows completion of a thorough review by the U.S. and Panama of their respective laws and regulations related to the implementation of the agreement. U.S. Trade Representative Ron noted that under the agreement “Panama will eliminate tariffs...

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