House of Raeford Farms donates Thanksgiving turkeys

November 20, 2012
House of Raeford Farms donates Thanksgiving turkeys

ROSE HILL, N.C. — House of Raeford Farms, with corporate offices in Rose Hill, N.C., has reached out to organizations in North Carolina and South Carolina and donated more than 2,200 turkeys to help those in need enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Through House of Raeford Farms F.L.O.C.K., a non-profit outreach ministry, more than 20,000...

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Sanderson Farms backs out of proposed N.C. plant

November 20, 2012

LAUREL, Miss. — Sanderson Farms Inc. has announced that Nash County, North Carolina, will not be the site for a new poultry processing complex. The company said on its website Nov. 13 that the decision was made in collaboration with Nash County officials and is a result of “various timing issues.” The statement said...

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Workshop on poultry handling and transportation set for IPPE

November 19, 2012
Workshop on poultry handling and transportation set for IPPE

ATLANTA, Ga. — As part of the 2013 International Production & Processing Expo education line-up, Pennsylvania State University and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association will host a new Poultry Handling and Transportation Quality Assurance “Train the Trainer” Workshop for poultry transporters and catch crews. The registration fee for the workshop is $250 and is...

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USDA sees slight increase in 2013 broiler production

November 19, 2012
USDA sees slight increase in 2013 broiler production

WASHINGTON — USDA’s broiler production forecast for next year is now 36.055 billion pounds, 30 million pounds more than USDA’s October estimate and 1.2 percent less than the revised production level of 36.494 billion pounds for 2012, according to the “World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates” report  from the department’s World Agricultural Outlook Board....

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Livestock, poultry, dairy producers say RFS is ‘broken’

November 16, 2012
Livestock, poultry, dairy producers say RFS is ‘broken’

WASHINGTON — A coalition of livestock, poultry and dairy organizations today expressed extreme disappointment with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s denial in the wake of the worst drought in more than half a century of requests that it waive a federal law that requires corn to be turned into ethanol for gasoline. The Renewable...

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EPA keeps renewable fuels levels in place

November 16, 2012
EPA keeps renewable fuels levels in place

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has   announced that the agency has not found evidence to support a finding of severe “economic harm” that would warrant granting a waiver of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). The decision is based on economic analyses and modeling done in conjunction with USDA and U.S. Department of...

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