Daily Archives: March 12, 2013

Raeford poultry plant fined for watewater violations

March 12, 2013
Raeford poultry plant fined for watewater violations

The Associated Press RAEFORD, N.C. — A federal judge has ordered a North Carolina poultry processor to pay a $150,000 fine for sending untreated wastewater containing blood and turkey parts directly to a city treatment plant. The judge also sentenced House of Raeford Farms Inc. to two years’ probation and ordered the company to pay...

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Resource guide available for veterans seeking ag career

March 12, 2013
Resource guide available for veterans seeking ag career

DAVIS, Calif. — Farmer Veteran Coalition, a veteran assistance organization, has released a manual aimed at helping veterans launch a career in agriculture. It is the first of its kind to focus on helping service members transition to careers in food and farming. Titled “Veteran Careers in Agriculture: A Resource Guide,” the manual was...

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Sen. Johanns awarded Farm Bureau ‘Golden Plow’

March 12, 2013

WASHINGTON — Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) has been presented with the American Farm Bureau Federation “Golden Plow” award. The Golden Plow is the highest recognition the organization grants members of Congress. The Nebraska Farm Bureau nominated Johanns for the award because of his dedicated work as a member of Congress on issues important to...

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Forum to discuss egg industry issues

March 12, 2013

AMES, Iowa —The 5th annual Egg Industry Issues Forum will be held April 16-17 at the Hilton St. Louis Fontenac in St. Louis, Mo. Speakers will examine the impact of stocking density and group size in enriched caged housing on hen behavior, welfare and performance; what’s next for U.S. layer housing legislation; the cage...

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