Rep. Mann talks farm bill, animal health with poultry leaders

Presidents of Cal-Maine Foods and Nelson Poultry Farms are among the House Agriculture Committee member’s more recent visitors.

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Sheman Miller, Tracey Mann and Greg Nelson
Sheman Miller, Tracey Mann and Greg Nelson
Courtesy Rep. Tracey Mann

Rep. Tracey Mann, R-Kansas, recently assured poultry industry leaders that animal health is a high priority when drafting the next farm bill. 

Mann is the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry. 

In a constituent newsletter, Mann highlighted a recent visit with Cal-Maine Foods President and CEO Sherman Miller, and Nelson Poultry Farms President Greg Nelson. 

“We discussed the importance of passing a farm bill that supports animal disease research and prevention,” Mann wrote. “When we adequately invest in agricultural and animal health research, we save American tax dollars and the risk of disrupting our food supply chain. I’m proud to have helped pass a comprehensive, fiscally conservative Farm Bill out of the House Agriculture Committee that prioritizes the livelihoods of American agricultural producers and protects our nation’s food security.” 

Mann represents Kansas’ First Congressional District. Among the communities within that district are Chase, where Cal-Maine Foods has operations, and Manhattan, where Nelson Poultry Farms is headquartered. 

Cal-Maine Foods is the world’s largest egg producer, while Nelson Family Farms is a pullet and hatching business with the capacity to produce up to 9 million female chicks per year. 

Both Miller and Nelson have been leaders within the U.S. poultry industry. Miller is a past chairman of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, while Nelson is a past president of the Midwest Poultry Federation. 

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