“Eggceptional” Start for Shell Egg Academy

October 3, 2019

The first Shell Egg Academy provided participants with a comprehensive overview of relevant topics for live hen production and egg safety. Organized by Dr. Darrin Karcher, Extension Poultry Specialist from Purdue University, poultry scientists and …

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Van Zetten Receives Iowa Poultry Association Award

October 3, 2019

Blair Van Zetten, the owner of Fremont Farms II, LLP and Oskaloosa Food Products Corp., received the Iowa Poultry Association (IPA) Hall of Fame award at the organization’s 49th Annual Fall Festival and Annual Meeting …

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Perspectives on Livestock and Poultry Sectors Hearing

October 3, 2019

On September 25, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry met to discuss industry perspectives of the livestock and poultry sectors. Witnesses reiterated the importance of reauthorization of Livestock Mandatory Price Reporting and the …

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Ag Sustainability Efforts Shared with Legislators

October 3, 2019

UEP, working with approximately 20 national agricultural organizations through Farmers for a Sustainable Agricultural Future (FFSAF), has prepared Sustainability Principles for use with Congress as it prepares climate change legislative proposals. Two House Committees (Energy …

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AMS Updates Guidance for Commodity Shell Egg Deliveries

October 3, 2019

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), working with USDA Food Nutrition Service, has updated the Commodity Procurement guidance document to educate recipients and transportation companies on the importance of properly assessing ambient temperatures. The guidance is specifically …

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