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The latest articles, analysis and information on managing turkey production, nutritional and health information, housing systems and technology and bird welfare practices to help poultry producers maximize flock performance and yields from the editors of WATT PoultryUSA and Poultry International magazines.

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Minnesota's poultry farmers praise bi-partisan bill on CERCLA exemptions

The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) and the Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota (CEAM) praised a breakthrough bi-partisan bill introduced Feb. 13 by 13 senators – including Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN) – to correct a pending federal court requirement that nearly a quarter of a million farmers must calculate and report the natural emission of ammonia from poultry and livestock manure.
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Poultry groups praise breakthrough to restore CERCLA exemptions

The National Turkey Federation, National Chicken Council, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and United Egg Producers praised a breakthrough bi-partisan bill introduced on Feb. 13 by 20 senators to correct a pending federal court requirement that nearly a quarter of a million farmers must calculate and report to federal emergency response authorities the natural emission of ammonia from poultry and livestock manure.
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Turkish poultry production increased in 2017

Amount of broilers and turkeys slaughtered in the country, and volume of eggs produced, are up
Poultry production increased in Turkey in 2017, according to figures released recently by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat).
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Research improving emergency poultry depopulation methods

Ventilation shutdown depopulation could be an effective technique for responding to disease crises. The US Poultry & Egg Association is funding research to better understand and improve the method.
During the 2014-2015 outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza, the US poultry industry learned rapid depopulation stops viral replication on an infected farm and reduces the likelihood of further spread of the virus. However, it can be difficult to quickly and humanely euthanize large numbers of caged layers or large turkeys.
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US market should handle increased meat output

Increased chicken, as well as red meat, production projected for 2018 won’t overload the U.S. market thanks to a strong economy and rising incomes.
America’s increasing production of poultry meat will supported by underlying economic trends, according to a leading industry analyst.
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