Monthly Archives: August 2013

Coalition issues principles for TPP agreement

August 30, 2013
Coalition issues principles for TPP agreement

WASHINGTON — An ad hoc coalition of agricultural and food organizations has communicated to U.S. trade negotiators its “core” principles for a final, successful Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. The 19th round of negotiations on the TPP concludes this week in Brunei Darussalam. The regional trade talks include the United States, Australia, Brunei, Canada,...

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Farmers’ Almanac: Super Bowl may be ‘Storm Bowl’

August 30, 2013
Farmers’ Almanac: Super Bowl may be ‘Storm Bowl’

The Associated Press LEWISTON, Maine — The Farmers’ Almanac is using words like “piercing cold,” ”bitterly cold” and “biting cold” to describe the upcoming winter. And if its predictions are right, the first outdoor Super Bowl in years will be a messy “Storm Bowl.” The 197-year-old publication predicts a winter storm will hit the...

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PAACO adds 2nd fall meat plant auditor course

August 30, 2013

REDFIELD, Iowa — In order to accommodate industry demand, the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization Inc. (PAACO) has added a second fall session of its Meat Plant Welfare Auditor Certification course. The two-day event will be held Nov. 13-14 in Denison, Iowa, in cooperation with Farmland Foods and Tyson Beef plants. The organization usually...

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Judge: Purdue, farm can’t recoup legal fees

August 29, 2013
Judge: Purdue, farm can’t recoup legal fees

The Associated Press BALTIMORE — A federal judge has ruled that Purdue Farms and an Eastern Shore contract grower will not be able to recoup $3 million in legal fees after successfully defending themselves against a poultry pollution suit. U.S. District Court Judge William M. Nickerson rejected the request for attorneys’ fees in a...

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Ga. poultry conference set for Sept. 24-25

August 29, 2013

ATHENS, Ga. — The 2013 Georgia Poultry Conference will be held here Sept. 24-25 at the Classic Center. General session talks will examine current environmental issues facing agricultural industries and modern poultry nutrition. Concurrent session will follow for the boiler, commercial egg, breeder and processing areas of the poultry industry. Among the topics to...

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