Pa. sales & service conference set for Sept. 24-25

July 17, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Poultry Sales and Service Conference and the 86th Northeastern Conference on Avian Diseases (NECAD) will be held Sept. 24-25 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, Pa. A NECAD symposium on regional and emerging diseases will open the meeting on Sept. 24. Sessions will include...

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Senate confirms chief ag negotiator at USTF

July 16, 2014
Senate confirms chief ag negotiator at USTF

WASHINGTON — Darci L. Vetter has been confirmed by the Senate as the chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. President Obama nominated Vetter in January, citing her experience in numerous agriculture, trade and diplomatic positions in several branches of the federal government. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman welcomed Vetter’s...

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Health and production are national meet topics

July 16, 2014
Health and production are national meet topics

GEORGETOWN, Del. — The National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing and Live Production will be held Oct. 6-8 at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel in Ocean City, Md. The meeting will be preceded by the American College of Poultry Veterinarians sponsored workshop on Oct. 5-6. The theme of the workshop is “From eggs to...

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Feed enzyme makes sorghum alternative ingredient

July 15, 2014
Feed enzyme makes sorghum alternative ingredient

ST. LOUIS — High corn and soy prices have poultry and swine producers seeking alternative protein sources. Previously, nutritionists have discounted using sorghum as an alternative ingredient as it contains proteins that are difficult to digest. Sorghum, the fourth largest crop produced in the U.S. at 389 million bushels in 2013, is also grown...

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Jay Leno to address AFBF convention

July 15, 2014
Jay Leno to address AFBF convention

WASHINGTON — Acclaimed late night TV host Jay Leno will give the closing session keynote address at the 96th AFBF Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show in San Diego on Jan. 12, 2015. About 7,000 Farm Bureau members from across the nation are expected to gather in San Diego Jan. 11-14 to hear from...

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FSIS to survey food defense plans

July 14, 2014
FSIS to survey food defense plans

WASHINGTON — USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service is conducting its ninth survey of food defense plans in poultry, egg and meat facilities. The survey, which closes July 31, 2014, will gather data about industry’s voluntary adoption of a functional food defense plan. FSIS noted that food defense plans are voluntary, and not mandated...

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