AMI accepting nominations for annual awards

March 19, 2012

WASHINGTON — The American Meat Institute is now accepting nominations for its four annual awards — the Edward C. Jones Community Service Award, the Supplier of the Year Award, the Scientific Achievement Award and the Industry Advancement Award. The deadline for nominations is March 23. This year, the awards will be presented at the...

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USDA reminds producers of CRP general sign-up

March 16, 2012
USDA reminds producers of CRP general sign-up

WASHINGTON — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has reminded landowners, farmers and ranchers that the opportunity to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up 43 is approaching. Producers who want to offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general sign-up can enroll March 12 through April 6, 2012, at the Farm Service Agency...

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Report cites mixed data on resistant bacteria in poultry, meat

March 16, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS — A new US government report shows that the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in retail poultry and meat samples in 2010 varied greatly depending on the type of bacteria and meat, with resistant salmonella in chicken breasts one of the more common findings, according to the Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy at...

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MSU poultry expert given top recognition

March 15, 2012
MSU poultry expert given top recognition

MISSISSIPPI STATE, Miss. — Dr. Kelli Jones of Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has won the World Veterinary Poultry Association Young Veterinarian of the Year award. Jones, who is a Diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians and an assistant clinical professor in CVM’s Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine, is...

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USDA food safety alerts available through state Twitter feeds

March 15, 2012
USDA food safety alerts available through state Twitter feeds

WASHINGTON — USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service has launched a series of Twitter feeds that will provide state-specific, food safety alerts to consumers. Followers of these Twitter accounts will receive alerts about recalls of meat, poultry and processed egg products in their state, as well as information on how to protect the safety...

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Presidential McNugget sells for $8K

March 14, 2012
Presidential McNugget sells for $8K

The Associated Press DAKOTA CITY, Neb. — Call it McWashington. A Nebraska woman has sold a three-year-old McDonald’s Chicken McNugget that resembles President George Washington for $8,100 on eBay. The Sioux City Journal in Iowa says bidding ended just after 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 5. Rebekah Speight of Dakota City sold the McNugget to...

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