Nov 21

If one of America’s founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin, had his way in the late 1700s, the turkey would have been the US national bird instead of the bald eagle — a majestic but imposing raptor that Franklin thought had a “bad moral character.” The turkey, he insisted in a letter to his daughter, was a “much more respectable bird” to represent the country.

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Nov 16

TUCKER, GA – The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) has released a white paper, titled “Providing Protein, Enriching Lives,” that highlights the multiple ways the poultry industry benefits employees, communities and consumers. Protein is essential in our diets, and the poultry industry is doing more than just providing a meat product. The white paper features expertise and data used from members, economic studies and government reports.

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Nov 13

Gainesville, GA – Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) is excited to announce two new team members, Dr. Roy Jacob and Dr. Claudia Osorio. Both veterinarians have specialized experience in the field of poultry medicine. Their addition to the U.S. Poultry Veterinary Services team represents the company’s commitment to enhance their customer support.

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Nov 10

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The incidence of occupational injuries and illnesses within the poultry sector’s slaughter and processing workforce has fallen by 82 percent over the last 20 years and continues to decline according to the 2016 Injury and Illness Report recently released by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Nov 03

WASHINGTON — Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) assured members at the National Chicken Council’s annual convention here that he’d look out for the industry’s interests in the 2018 farm bill negotiations, but he also cautioned there would be a lot less money to work with than legislators had when they drafted the 2014 bill.

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