Search continues to find antibiotic alternatives for broiler production

January 3, 2012
Search continues to find antibiotic alternatives for broiler production

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The emergence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens in humans is driving efforts to find commercially viable substitutes for antibiotics frequently used in the production of food animals, including poultry. While much progress has been made, much work remains, according to a recent article in Poultry Science, a journal published by the Poultry Science...

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Cargill resumes ground turkey production in Ark.

January 3, 2012
Cargill resumes ground turkey production in Ark.

The Associated Press SPRINGDALE, Ark. — An Arkansas meat processing plant that was linked to a salmonella outbreak this year is producing ground turkey again, meat Giant Cargill Inc. has announced. The move comes after the Minnesota-based company improved safety measures in response to the outbreak that left one person dead and prompted the...

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Molecular evidence links live poultry markets to human H5N1 infection

January 2, 2012
Molecular evidence links live poultry markets to human H5N1 infection

WASHINGTON — Sequences of H5N1 virus from live bird markets in China matched sequences from patients who had recently visited the live bird markets, according to a paper in the December 2011 Journal of Virology from the American Socieity for Microbiology. Live poultry markets have long been suspected of providing the reservoir of H5N1...

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MTGA offers scholarship opportunities

January 2, 2012
MTGA offers scholarship opportunities

BUFFALO, MINN. — The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association has  announced its 2012 Ranelius Scholarship Program, designed to encourage students enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution in Minnesota to prepare for a career in some phase of the turkey industry.    � A total of $5,000 is available for scholarship awards. Actual scholarship amounts given out to...

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More young people see opportunity in farming

December 30, 2011
More young people see opportunity in farming

The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — A Wisconsin factory worker worried about layoffs became a dairy farmer. An employee at a Minnesota nonprofit found an escape from her cubicle by buying a vegetable farm. A nuclear engineer tired of office bureaucracy decided to get into cattle ranching in Texas. While fresh demographic information on U.S....

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Ministerial Conference approves Russia’s WTO membership

December 30, 2011
Ministerial Conference approves Russia’s WTO membership

GENEVA — Russia has cleared the final hurdle to become a World Trade Organization member. WTO Ministers adopted Russia’s WTO terms of entry on Dec. 16 at the 8th Ministerial Conference in Geneva. Russia has to ratify the deal within 220 days and would become a fully-fledged WTO member 30 days after it notifies the...

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