USDA establishes National Watershed Research Network

September 24, 2012
USDA establishes National Watershed Research Network

By Sandy Miller Hays - Special to Poultry Times WASHINGTON — USDA’s Agricultural Research Servicem has announced that it has established a Long Term Agro-ecosystem Research (LTAR) network from among its existing experimental watersheds and rangelands nationwide to address large-scale, multi-year research, environmental management testing and technology transfer related to the nation’s agricultural ecosystems. ARS...

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Alabama festival hires full-time executive director

September 24, 2012

MOULTON, Ala. — The Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival has hired Miranda Lorance as its new full-time executive director, effective Sept. 4, 2012. Since its inception, the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival has been led by volunteer Vicki Morese but in recent years has experienced tremendous growth and is positioned to support a full-time...

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Industry offers conditions for TPP inclusion of Mexico, Canada

September 21, 2012
Industry offers conditions for TPP inclusion of Mexico, Canada

WASHINGTON — In response to the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (USITC) request for comments and investigation on negotiating objectives with respect to Mexico’s and Canada’s participation in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), the National Chicken Council and USA Poultry & Egg Export Council expressed support and offered suggested conditions for the two countries’...

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Poultry pollution case heats up

September 21, 2012

The Associated Press BERLIN, Md. — The two sides in a Maryland poultry pollution law suit are now battling over whether a federal judge should visit an Eastern Shore farm at the center of the dispute. Attorneys for Berlin farm owners Alan and Kristin Hudson and Perdue Farms Inc. filed a motion for the...

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Industry groups s renew call for RFS waiver

September 20, 2012

WASHINGTON —  A coalition of livestock, poultry, meat and dairy groups renewed their call for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to issue a full, one-year waiver from the Renewable Fuel Standard in an effort to provide producers with some relief and to create a more balanced playing field for the end users of corn....

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Ohio food company plans to reopen Indiana plant

September 20, 2012

The Associated Press   CAMBRIDGE CITY, Ind. — Food-processing company Sugar Creek Packing Co. plans to reopen an eastern Indiana plant where an organic food company had planned to have 1,000 workers before shutting down last year. Sugar Creek has announced that it plans to spend $28.5 million to expand and refurbish the former...

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