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Canada ag producers concerned about drought conditions

Group asks agriculture minister to extend 2018 Livestock Deferral Tax credit
The Agriculture Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) has asked Canada’s agriculture minister in a letter to extend the 2018 Livestock Deferral Tax credit because of drought conditions.
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Can egg producers win the food safety race?

Walmart executive says chicken producers are in a race between their companies’ ability to prevent foodborne illnesses and society’s ability to detect them.
Walmart executive says that poultry producers are in a race to improve the safety of their products more quickly than the technologies for tracing back foodborne illnesses are advancing.
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Canada chicken farmers celebrate lower carbon footprint

Farmers complete a Life Cycle Assessment, and the news is good.
Per kilogram of protein, the carbon footprint of Canadian chicken is lower than that of other livestock commodities produced in North America based on FAO’s assessment of global livestock emissions.
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Ottawa and Quebec City provide financial assistance to Québec-Oies

The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec announced up to $13,860 in financial assistance for Québec-Oies under component 1 of the Programme d’appui à la compétitivité des abattoirs régionaux. The company will use this money to fund a feasibility study for a project to establish a goose slaughterhouse in the Capitale-Nationale region.
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Koch Foods expanding Alabama poultry plant

Addition of fourth processing line at Gadsden facility will increase plant’s capacity by 30 percent
Koch Foods is planning an expansion of its poultry processing plant in Gadsden, Alabama.
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APHIS finalizes avian flu indemnity payment conditions

Final rule that outlines such conditions for farms affected by highly-pathogenic avian influenza has been published on the Federal Register
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is issuing a final rule outlining the conditions under which USDA will pay indemnity to farms affected by highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).
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World Dairy Expo to showcase all things dairy

800 companies to exhibit at trade show
World Dairy Expo, to be held October 2-6 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin, will feature exhibits centered exclusively on the care of dairy cows. This year’s theme will be “The Next Frontier.”
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