Industry News 3/18/21

March 18, 2021

The importance of industry leadership and UEP's proactive effort to establish a uniform cage-free standard are mentioned in "Rabobank: California's Prop 12 a call to lead on animal welfare," from MEAT+POULTRY.

Senate confirmation is not required as "Pew's Sandra Eskin named as USDA's Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety," from Food Safety News. Eskin previously served as food safety project director for The Pew Charitable Trusts.

"Hickman's loses two barns, 165,000 hens in fire," was published in WattAG.

Dr. Yuko Sato, a new member of UEP's Scientific Advisory Committee, is quoted in "Birds don't pay attention to flyways; neither should you," and "Have a depopulation plan before animal disease strikes," from WattAg.

A  99.7% wild bird reduction rate is cited in "Wageningen study shows lasers prevent avian flu's spread," from WattAg.

The bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act is reintroduced by Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) in "Ag labor solution offered in House," from Feedstuffs.

USPOULTRY is accepting applications for its 2021 Clean Water Awards. The awards recognize outstanding performance of wastewater treatment plants that operate at poultry and egg processing facilities. The deadline for submitting applications is June 25.

National Ag Day is March 23. Sponsored by the Agriculture Council of America, the day is a time to recognize the contributions of agriculture.  Click here for Ag Day tools and resources.