Farmers try to ‘stop the flood of regulation’

June 26, 2012
Farmers try to ‘stop the flood of regulation’

By Erin Anthony Special to Poultry Times WASHINGTON — Growing up, we all needed guidance at times. Don’t run with scissors. Don’t forget your jacket. Don’t eat yellow snow. If you make that face one more time, it might get stuck like that. But, as adults, not all guidance is helpful or benevolent. That...

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Mexico, Canada invited to joion TPP trade negotiations

June 26, 2012
Mexico, Canada invited to joion TPP trade negotiations

WASHINGTON — The U.S. and the seven other countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership have invited Mexico and Canada to join in negotiations of the free trade agreement involving countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Other countries taking part in the negotiations are Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chili, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam “We are...

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EPA gives final approval for E15 fuel blend

June 25, 2012
EPA gives final approval for E15 fuel blend

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency has given final approval for a fuel blend containing 15 percent ethanol, known as E15, to be sold at gasoline stations across the country. Ethanol is a renewable fuel that can be mixed with gasoline. Ethanol has been blended into gasoline for more than 30 years, but has...

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Bird flu study published after terrorism debate

June 25, 2012

The Associated Press NEW YORK — The second of two bird flu studies once considered too risky to publish was released June 21, ending a saga that pitted concerns about terrorism against fears of a deadly global epidemic. Both papers describe how researchers created virus strains that could potentially be transmitted through the air...

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Senate bill to establish permanent trade relations with Russia

June 22, 2012
Senate bill to establish permanent trade relations with Russia

WASHINGTON — Legislation lifting a 1974 law, the Jackson-Vanik Amendment, has been introduced in the Senate, which would allow the U.S. to grant  permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) to Russia. The Jackson-Vanik Amendment was established to deny normal trading arrangement to countries that restrict emigration. It was a reaction to barriers the Soviet Union...

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Chaz Wilson elected USAPEEC chairman

June 22, 2012
Chaz Wilson elected USAPEEC chairman

SAN DIEGO — Chaz Wilson, vice president of Grove Services, an international trading company with offices in Atlanta, has been elected chairman of the board of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council for 2012-13. Wilson succeeds outgoing chairman Thierry Murad, global product manager-poultry at AJC International. Other officers are Charles von der Heyde...

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