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All Things Poultry

The editor of WATT PoultryUSA shares his thoughts on the US poultry industry. Gary Thornton discusses legislation, trends, food safety issues and more relating to the poultry and meat industries in the US.

4 keys to US poultry industry profitability in 2017

The U.S. poultry industry's profit outlook is positive in 2017, but improvement in the world economy and smooth trading relations are needed
The U.S. poultry industry's profit outlook is positive in 2017, but improvement in the world economy and smooth trading relations are needed.
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Animal ag needs metrics for antimicrobial stewardship

Antibiotic stewardship in animal agriculture requires collaboration among medical and veterinary communities and common metrics for producer audits.
Antibiotic stewardship in animal agriculture requires collaboration among medical and veterinary communities and common metrics for producer audits.
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5 innovations in FSIS poultry inspection ahead

Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Strategic Plan for 2017-2021 has five poultry inspection innovations to reduce foodborne pathogens.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) released a Strategic Plan for 2017-2021 which includes five poultry inspection innovations, and more, aimed at preventing the contamination of meat and poultry with foodborne pathogens and limiting human illnesses from regulated products.
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Telling your poultry sustainability story

Millennials are open to learning the truth about poultry production from poultry producers. Don’t turn away from the responsibility to tell your story.
They say a picture tells a thousand words, and there was one image among the hundreds of slides and thousands of words presented at the 2016 Environmental Management Seminar which communicated what I believe is U.S. poultry producers’ single greatest opportunity.
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New GIPSA regulations expected on poultry contracts

Regulatory and legal issues involving U.S. poultry growing contracts are heating up with new regulations and more government audits expected.
Regulatory and legal issues involving U.S. poultry growing contracts are heating up with new regulations and more government audits expected.
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Poultry business is topsy-turvy in the Americas

The U.S. poultry industry is in its fifth year of profitability, while the Brazilian poultry industry is upside down with high feed costs and liquidity woes.
The U.S. poultry industry is in its fifth year of profitability, while the Brazilian poultry industry is upside down with high feed costs and liquidity woes.
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US poultry faces ‘Trump factor,’ anti-trade sentiment

Trade has become a dirty, five-letter word for U.S. consumers, says Jim Sumner, president of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council, and this could hurt U.S. efforts to restore poultry trade with China.
Anti-trade sentiment among U.S. voters – fanned by rhetoric in the 2016 presidential campaign – could work to disrupt U.S. efforts to restore trade with China in chicken leg quarters and paws, according to Jim Sumner, president, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council.
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