W.Va.-Va. grower leader questions George’s policy

March 23, 2012

The Associated Press HARRISBURG, Va. — The leader of a poultry growers group in Virginia and West Virginia is questioning George’s Inc.’s housing requirements for large birds. George’s says in a recent letter to growers that it won’t give contracts to new growers of birds weighing at least 6.5 pounds unless their structures have...

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Egg recipe contest to feature pizza

March 23, 2012
Egg recipe contest to feature pizza

SUWANEE, Ga. — The Georgia Egg Commission will hold its 29th annual recipe contest on May 16 with recipes reflecting the theme “Your Supreme Pizza with Eggs.” Rules require the recipe be original, include a minimum of four whole eggs, serve at least four people and be prepared in 60 minutes or less. Eggs...

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Chesapeake Bay bill good for farms, economy

March 22, 2012
Chesapeake Bay bill good for farms, economy

WASHINGTON — The Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization and Improvement Act (H.R. 4153) would greatly improve the Chesapeake Bay and contribute to the health of local farms, ranches and rural economies — all while staying true to the original intent of the Clean Water Act, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. The bill, introduced...

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Breeders Roundtable focus is genetic trends

March 22, 2012

TUCKER, Ga. — The National Breeders Roundtable brings together breeder specialists and geneticists from the industry, universities and government to discuss the latest breeding research developments and genetic trends. The 61st Annual National Breeders Roundtable agenda will include an Analysis of Genomic Prediction; Experience with Single-Step Genomic Evaluation; SNP Discovery in the Turkey: Potential...

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Industry calls for permanent trade relations with Russia

March 21, 2012
Industry calls for permanent trade relations with Russia

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for U.S.-Russia Trade has called on Congress to pass legislation that would  establish Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with Russia. The coalition, which includes several poultry and egg associations, calls action on establishing PNTR with Russia “the top trade priority on the U.S. business community’s legislative agenda this year.” Russia...

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AFIA and K-State offer HACCP course

March 21, 2012

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Feed Industry Association, along with the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University, has again partnered to offer another Feed Manufacturing Short Course. “Establishing a HACCP Program for the Feed Industry” focuses on the development of a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan for all...

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