EPA orders farm to stop discharging pollutants into Louisiana waters

March 30, 2012
EPA orders farm to stop discharging pollutants into Louisiana waters

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Foster Poultry Farms, to immediately stop all discharges of pollutants into waters of the U.S. Foster Poultry Farms, doing business as Foster Farms Athens Hatchery, operates a chicken hatchery located approximately two miles east of Athens on the north side of Louisiana Highway 518 in...

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Vilsack names AEB members and alternates

March 30, 2012

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has appointed nine members and nine alternates to the American Egg Board for the 2012-2013 term. All members and alternates will serve two-year terms. The board administers an egg research and promotion program authorized by the Egg Research and Consumer Information Act of 1974. Terms on...

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Poultry organizations urge support for NPIP

March 29, 2012
Poultry organizations urge support for NPIP

WASHINGTON — U.S. poultry organizations have called for increased levels of funding and support for the National Poultry Improvement Plan, a program that is “directly vital to the US poultry and egg industries and indirectly beneficial to the U.S. economy. In a March 16 letter to USDA’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service, the...

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Funding gap stalls food safety centers of excellence

March 29, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Federal funding shortfalls have stalled the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) progress on establishing five centers of excellence that were included in the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), according to a report from the Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Craig...

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WVPA creates Asian WVPA Poultry Health Meeting

March 29, 2012

BANGKOK, Thailand — The World Veterinary Poultry Association has announced that it is establishing an Asian WVPA Poultry Health Meeting to run in the even numbered years and to alternate with its Global Congress which runs every two years in the odd numbered years. The first Asian WVPA Poultry Health Meeting will be held...

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Groups want comprehensive U.S.-EU FTA

March 28, 2012
Groups want comprehensive U.S.-EU FTA

WASHINGTON — Poultry and egg associations have joined with an ad hoc coalition of 40 food and agricultural organization to express concern that a proposed free trade agreement between the U.S. and the European Union might fall short of long-established U.S. objectives for trade pacts. Goals for a U.S.-EU Free Trade Agreement include elimination...

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