NGFA urges Senate to reform CRP in new farm bill

April 9, 2012
NGFA urges Senate to reform CRP in new farm bill

WASHINGTON — The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) is urging the Senate Agriculture Committee to implement fundamental reforms to the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) as it begins drafting the 2012 farm bill. While supporting continued use of the CRP to protect truly environmentally sensitive lands, the NGFA said current federal budget pressures make...

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Texas seeks 100-year family farms, ranches

April 9, 2012
Texas seeks 100-year family farms, ranches

AUSTIN — Texas farm and ranch families are being invited to apply for the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Family Land Heritage (FLH) Program. The program recognizes family farms and ranches that have been in continuous agricultural production by the same family for at least 100 years. Applications are due May 1, 2012. “Through generations...

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Students receive MTGA President’s Award

April 9, 2012

BUFFALO, Minn. — The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) has honored five individuals this year for their extraordinary promotion of Minnesota turkey and their dedication and commitment to the goals of the association. Receiving the 2012 MTGA President’s Award are Brianna Hoover, Brenna Ahlquist, Preston Asche, Val Brown and Jennifer Baumgartner. Hoover, Ahlquist, Asche...

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Senators urge dismissal of Mexican antidumping charges against U.S. chicken

April 6, 2012
Senators urge dismissal of Mexican antidumping charges against U.S. chicken

WASHINGTON — In the midst of Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in the U.S. Senate, a bipartisan group of 16 senators, led by Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), have sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk urging the termination of Mexico’s anti-dumping duties case against U.S. chicken leg quarters....

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Turkey Guys Inc. receives Turkey Promoter of the Year award

April 6, 2012
Turkey Guys Inc. receives Turkey Promoter of the Year award

BUFFALO, Minn. — The Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council (MTRPC) has honored Turkey Guys Inc. with its 2012 Turkey Promoter of the Year award. Turkey Guys Inc. — owned by Daniel Perkins and Drew Levin of the Twin Cities — has been instrumental in expanding the reach of Minnesota Turkey’s “Turkey To Go”...

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Pfizer contributes $20,000 to animal health partners

April 6, 2012

MADISON, N.J. — As part of its ongoing philanthropic support of strategic animal health initiatives, Pfizer Animal Health has contributed a total of $20,000 to the American Humane Association (AHA) and the National Future Farmers of America Foundation. “We have partnered with American Humane Association to gain a better understanding of the human-animal bond,...

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