United Egg Producers Blog

USPOULTRY, NCC, NTF and UEP Partner on Live Production, Welfare & Biosecurity Seminar

July 28, 2017 · By Cornelia Poku· No Comments

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), National Chicken Council (NCC), National Turkey Federation (NTF) and United Egg Producers (UEP) are excited to announce a new collaboration in hosting the Live Production, Welfare & Biosecurity Seminar. The Seminar will be held Sept. 19-20, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. 

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Media Statement

January 19, 2017 · By Cornelia Poku· No Comments

United Egg Producers President Chad Gregory today released the following statement regarding the nomination of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture.

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Chickens, Turkeys and Eggs Contribute $441 Billion to U.S. Economy

January 06, 2017 · By David Inall· No Comments

A recently released updated economic study shows the U.S. poultry and egg industries continue to make quite a contribution to the United States economy-- 1.6 million jobs, $96 billion in wages, $34 billion in government revenue and $441.15 billion in economic activity, to be exact.

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2018 Farm Bill: It Starts In 2017

December 05, 2016 · By Louie Perry· No Comments

Could the 2018 farm bill be written in 2017?   It’s doubtful because of the newly installed Trump Administration’s early focus on Obamacare reform, border security, and tax reform.  But you can rest assured that most of the planning and shaping and early “spade work” will begin in 2017. 

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World Egg Day Celebrates a Truly Super Food

October 13, 2016 · By Cornelia Poku· No Comments

World Egg Day is celebrated annually on the second Friday of October. It helps egg farmers throughout the world tell the story of a delicious, nutritious, convenient and affordable food.

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Recent Supreme Court decisions to protect “due process” are fundamentally changing Clean Water Act implementation

September 28, 2016 · By Tom Hebert· No Comments

Practices enforced by the US EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to pursue desired environmental outcomes disadvanage landowners and should be ruled unjust. 

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Eggs: Is Earlier Better? Introducing Eggs and Peanuts to Infants May Be the Key to Reducing Allergies

September 27, 2016 · By Cornelia Poku· No Comments

A new study suggests that introducing eggs and peanut products to children in their infancy may actually decrease the chance of developing allergies to those items.

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USDA Graded Cage-Free Eggs: All They’re Cracked Up To Be

September 14, 2016 · By Craig Morris, Deputy Administrator, USDA, AMS, Livestock, Poultry and Seed Program· No Comments

Many restaurants, grocers, food distributors and more have announced they will transition to sourcing eggs and egg products only from cage-free production systems.  Eggs packed under a USDA Grade Shield and marketed as cage-free must be source-verified by USDA.

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This Number Tells a (National Organic Program) Story

September 08, 2016 · By David Inall· No Comments

A rule that is projected to reduce egg supplies by 43%, seems counter-intuitive.

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FDA, Iowa State Data Show Eggs are Safe

August 11, 2016 · By Oscar Garrison· No Comments

It’s been six years since egg farms had to comply with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA's) Egg Safety Rule.  Data from both FDA and Iowa State University show that the incidence of Salmonella Enteritidis in eggs is very low.

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