Monthly Archives: November 2012

Study: RFS estimated to cost chain restaurants billions

November 30, 2012
Study: RFS estimated to cost chain restaurants billions

WASHINGTON — A new report on the impact of federal ethanol policies, specifically the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), estimates that the RFS mandate could cost chain restaurants billions of dollars. The National Council of Chain Restaurants commissioned PwC US to research, analyze and estimate the potential cost and economic impact...

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USFRA elects 2013 executive committee

November 30, 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y. —  Bob Stallman of the American Farm Bureau Federation has been elected to serve as chairman of the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance for 2013. Others elected by the USFRA board to serve as members of the Executive Committee are Weldon Wynn, Cattlement’s Beef Board, vice chairman; Bernard Leonard, U.S. Poultry...

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Production begins at Auburn’s new Poultry and Animal Nutrition Center

November 29, 2012
Production begins at Auburn’s new Poultry and Animal Nutrition Center

By Jamie Creamer - Special to Poultry Times AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn University’s new $7.1 million Poultry and Animal Nutrition Center, a state-of-the-art academic and research feed production facility located on a 50-acre site north of the main campus, officially opened Nov. 16, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by university administrators and representatives of the...

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Omtron, owner of Townsends, files for Chapter 11 protection

November 29, 2012

WILMINGTON, Del. — Omtron USA LLC, which last year acquired some of the assets of bankrupt Townsends Inc., recently filed for Chaper 11 protection in Wilmington, Del. Court documents listed assets of $10 million and debts of $50 million. Omtron USA, based in North Carolina, is a subsidiary of Ukrainian egg and egg-product producer...

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Programs in U.S. match fledgling farmers, landowners

November 28, 2012
Programs in U.S. match fledgling farmers, landowners

The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — When Schuyler and Colby Gail were trying to get started in farming, they ran into an obstacle common to many fledgling farmers: Land was expensive and hard to find. They turned to a local land conservancy, which matched them up with a landowner willing to sell at an...

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