U.S. increases FAO funding to combat bird flu

November 12, 2012

ROME — The Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO) commitment to fight emerging disease threats in “hotspot” regions worldwide is getting a boost with new funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The funding, totalling more than $20 million, will support the ongoing U.S.-FAO partnership against H5N1 highly pathogenic...

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FFA presents Tyson with Distinguished Service Citation

November 9, 2012
FFA presents Tyson with Distinguished Service Citation

INDIANAPOLIS — Tyson Foods Inc., one of the world’s leading producers of chicken, beef and pork, has been awarded the Distinguished Service Citation at the 2012 National FFA Convention & Expo for the company’s long-term support of agriculture education. Tyson Foods has sponsored the National FFA for more than 35 years and is currently...

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Sonic launches premium chicken sandwiches

November 9, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY — With the growing popularity of chicken among diners, SONIC has introduced two new Premium Chicken Sandwiches to give guests the most bang for their cluck: a new, limited time Asiago Caesar Chicken Sandwich and an improved Classic Chicken Sandwich, both available in either grilled or crispy. Both items represent a fresh...

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Ag groups call for bipartisan action

November 8, 2012
Ag groups call for bipartisan action

WASHINGTON — Two U.S. agricultural groups have congratulated President Barack Obama on his re-election and called for bipartisan action by the administration and Congress to solve national problems. Bob Stallman, American Farm Bureau Federation president, said “It is vital that, under the president’s leadership, all our elected officials come together in a bipartisan fashion...

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USDA offers food assistance to those affected by Hurricane Sandy

November 8, 2012
USDA offers food assistance to those affected by Hurricane Sandy

WASHINGTON — USDA is coordinating with states and partner organizations to provide disaster nutrition assistance to individuals in 13 states affected by Hurricane Sandy. In the State of New York, USDA is working with the state, the Food Bank of New York City and partner agencies to distribute approximately 1.1 million pounds of USDA...

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AFIA presents Distinguished Service Award

November 7, 2012
AFIA presents Distinguished Service Award

ARLINGTON, Va. — David Larson has been named the 2012 recipient of the American Feed Industry Association’s Distinguished Service Award for his life-long contributions to the feed industry and to AFIA. The Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor AFIA bestows upon members. Since 1981, only 28 individuals have received this elite award for outstanding,...

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