Judge OKs settlement of George’s antitrust case

November 10, 2011

The Associated Press HARRISONBURG, Va. — A federal judge has approved the settlement of an antitrust lawsuit that challenged George’s Inc.’s acquisition of a Tyson Foods poultry plant in Harrisonburg. The U.S. Department of Justice filed the lawsuit in May. The Daily News Record reports that U.S. District Judge Glen E. Conrad approved the...

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USDA revises poultry classifications

November 9, 2011
USDA revises poultry classifications

WASHINGTON — USDA has issued a final rule lowering the age definition for five classifications of poultry and adding a ready-to-cook weight for roasters, effective Jan. 1, 2014. The department’s Food Safety & Inspection Service said it is amending the definitions and standards for the official U.S. classes of poultry “so that they more...

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Tom Super named NCC vice president, communications

November 9, 2011

WASHINGTON — National Chicken Council President Mike Brown has announced the appointment of Tom Super as vice president of communications. Super brings more than 12 years of combined experience in strategic communications, public policy, politics and meat and poultry issues management to NCC’s senior management team. Super spent the last three and a half...

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IPE and UGA collaborate on educational program

November 9, 2011
IPE and UGA collaborate on educational program

TUCKER, Ga. — The International Poultry Expo is collaborating with the University of Georgia to promote the Georgia International Poultry Short Course 2012 to be held Jan. 27-31, 2012, in Athens, Ga. Registrants who sign up for the  short course will also receive registration to the 2012 IPE, which will take place Jan. 24-26,...

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AFBF: EPA Chesapeake Bay model undermines public confidence

November 8, 2011
AFBF: EPA Chesapeake Bay model undermines public confidence

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency’s refusal to take the time to improve its Chesapeake Bay Watershed nutrient management model is undermining the public’s confidence. This refusal also could cause farmers and other stakeholders in the watershed to spend scarce resources on conservation measures directed to the wrong sources or the wrong areas, according...

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USPOULTRY announces new ‘Introduction to Management Workshop’

November 8, 2011
USPOULTRY announces new ‘Introduction to Management Workshop’

TUCKER, Ga. — A new Introduction to Management Workshop, sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, will be offered in January following the upcoming 2012 International Poultry Expo. The workshop is focused on basic business skills for new managers and will provide a fundamental understanding of the financial and accounting tools available to help...

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