Virginia governor adds to calls for ethanol waiver

August 31, 2012
Virginia governor adds to calls for ethanol waiver

WASHINGTON — In a letter sent Aug. 27, Governor Bob McDonnell (R-Va.)  petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to grant a waiver from the ethanol quotas mandated by the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). In a show of support for the Virginia governor, the National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation, and the Virginia Poultry Federation...

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Defense agency to purchase six-month meat supply

August 31, 2012

PHILADELPHIA — At the direction of the president, the Defense Logistics Agency is procuring a six-month advanced meat supply for its Department of Defense customers, to provide relief to the drought-stricken agriculture industry. The DLA Troop Support Subsistence supply chain is asking its top three prime vendors to purchase, store and distribute beef, pork,...

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Mexico suspends egg import tariffs as prices rise

August 30, 2012
Mexico suspends egg import tariffs as prices rise

The Associated Press MEXICO CITY — Mexico is suspending tariffs on egg imports to counter a shortage and sudden price increase that has followed an outbreak of the bird flu virus. The United States is among the countries that have began exporting eggs to Mexico. The shortage of eggs began with the June detection...

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Seminar to focus on technological processes

August 30, 2012

Tucker, Ga. — Protein conversion continues to play an increasingly important role in today’s poultry industry. This year’s Poultry Protein & Fat Seminar will provide the latest information regarding rendering systems and technical processes. Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the Poultry Protein & Fat Council, the seminar will be held Oct....

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Cooper Farms plans third wind turbine

August 29, 2012
Cooper Farms plans third wind turbine

VAN WERT, Ohio — Cooper Farms’ Cooked Meats location will begin installing a third wind turbine to further advance their sustainable energy efforts this month. The 1.5 megawatt wind turbine will provide an additional 25 percent of the Cooked Meats location’s electricity needs, bringing the total wind-power percentage to 75 percent. “We want to...

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Feed safety awareness program scheduled

August 29, 2012

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Feed Industry Association and FAMI-QS the Quality and Safety System for Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures will host the workshop Awareness in Feed Safety Program: Solutions for the Specialty Feed and Mixture Industry on Sept. 25-26, 2012, in Rosemont, Ill. In response to the current state of the...

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