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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IPE celebrates 65 years of tradshow service

September 4, 2012
IPE celebrates 65 years of tradshow service

TUCKER, Ga. — The International Poultry Expo is celebrating 65 years of tradeshow service to the poultry and egg industry. Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, the first “poultry convention” was attended by 200 poultry men in Atlanta in 1948. Suppliers in the early years exhibited in the halls of the convention hotel....

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Nebraska donor endowment supports key FFA program

September 3, 2012
Nebraska donor endowment supports key FFA program

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A Nebraska business owner and former FFA member has established a major endowment to support the development of current and future FFA members. Through use of a revocable trust, the Ron Grapes Family Broadening Agriculture Experience Fund will provide grants that FFA members can use to successfully complete their required supervised...

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IPE offers Spanish website version

September 3, 2012
IPE offers Spanish website version

TUCKER, Ga. — The International Poultry Expo has created a Spanish version of its website. The website highlights relevant attendee and exhibitor information, features a video on the new International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) and provided information on the 2013 IPPE education programs. The IPPE is an integration of the U.S. Poultry &...

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