NCPF elects 2012-13 officers

September 7, 2012

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Scott Prestage of Prestage Farms has been elected president of the North Carolina Poultry Federation for the coming year. Other officers and members of the Executive Committee are Dan Peugh of Allen’s Hatchery, first vice president; Jeff Hancock of Tyson Foods, second vice president; Ronnie Parker of Circle-S Ranch, secretary-treasurer; and...

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USDA expects record exports of farm products

September 6, 2012
USDA expects record exports of farm products

WASHINGTON — USDA is forcasting a third consecutive year of record exports for U.S. farm products. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said the export forecast “marks indication of an historic achievement for America’s farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses. Even with tough odds due to extreme weather, U.S. agriculture is now poised for three consecutive...

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NIAA to hold symposium on antibiotic use in food animals

September 6, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Dr. Lonnie King will be the opening keynote speaker at the “A One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Use & Resistance: A Dialogue for a Common Purpose” symposium in Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 13-15. King is dean of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and is a former director...

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NCC joins food safety education partnership

September 5, 2012
NCC joins food safety education partnership

WASHINGTON — Microwaving, nuking, zapping — whatever you call it — using a microwave oven to cook or reheat foods can be fast and convenient, but it’s not effective at killing harmful bacteria if the food isn’t heated to a safe internal temperature, according to the non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education. September is...

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Alliance welcomes new board members

September 5, 2012
Alliance welcomes new board members

 ARLINGTON, Va. — The Animal Agriculture Alliance has announced  additions to its board of directors and Executive Committee. Mark Etienne, Potash Corp.; Billy Frey, Alltech; Scott Oler, Vance Publishing Corp.; Dr. Paul Matzat, Genus/PIC; and Dr. Kathy Simmons, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association; recently joined the full list of 27 board members, who each serve...

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Sanderson to build N.C. plant, hire 1,100

September 4, 2012
Sanderson to build N.C. plant, hire 1,100

The Associated Press ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. —  A Mississippi poultry processor has selected a site in Nash County, N.C., for a new chicken plant that will employ more than 1,000 people, but it’s unclear how soon it will be constructed. Sanderson Farms said Aug. 28 it has purchased land for the plant near Interstate...

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