NC official admits impeding probe of Butterball turkey farm

February 21, 2012
NC official admits impeding probe of Butterball turkey farm

McClatchy Newspapers CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Dr. Sarah Jean Mason of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services pleaded guilty Feb. 15 in Hoke County District Court to impeding an investigation into animal cruelty at a Butterball turkey farm. She was sentenced to 45 days in jail on two misdemeanor charges, but that...

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NMA and NAMP make new association official

February 21, 2012

MARSHALL, Va. — The National Meat Association (NMA) and the North American Meat Processors Association (NAMP) have made their consolidation into a new association official. The NAMP board approved the consolidation agreement and by-laws of the new association in a Feb. 10 special meeting. The NMA Executive Committee, acting on behalf of the NMA...

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NCC objects to CDC categorization of ‘poultry’ as a top sodium source

February 20, 2012
NCC objects to CDC categorization of ‘poultry’ as a top sodium source

WASHINGTON — “To name chicken products, let alone all of poultry, as one category that is a top contributor of sodium in diets is scientifically unfounded and paints an inaccurate and misleading picture for consumers,” said NCC Vice President of Science and Technology Dr. Ashley Peterson, in response to the latest Vital Signs report...

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Feed Mill seminar focus is new technology

February 20, 2012

TUCKER, Ga. — The 2012 Feed Mill Management Seminar, to be held March 21-22 at the Doubletree Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., will provide the latest information and technology for the industry. The seminar is sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. “Remaining current with changing government feed mill regulations and new developments in...

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U.S. and EU agree to organic trade partnership

February 17, 2012
U.S. and EU agree to organic trade partnership

NUREMBERG, Germany — The U.S. and the European Union have agreed that, beginning June 1, 2012, organic products certified in Europe or in the U.S. may be sold as organic in either region. The organics sector in the U.S. and the European Union is valued at more than $50 billion combined, and rising every...

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American Agri-Women plan Midyear Meeting

February 17, 2012

OMAHA, Neb. — The 2012 American Agri-Women Midyear Meeting will be in Nebraska City, Neb., on  March 29 through April 1, at the Lied Lodge. The meeting focus will be to discuss current policies and positions under the direction of Anna Morrison, AAW StART (Strategic Action Response Team) coordinator. Speakers, who will address vital...

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