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California Egg Production

California’s egg production during February totaled 264 million, down 37 million from January’s production and down 11 million from February 2016. The all layers during the month totaled 12.2 million, down 1 percent from last month, and down 1 percent from February 2016. Eggs per 100 layers during the month were 2,167, compared to 2,448 a month earlier, and 2,237 in February 2016. Continue reading

avian flu iowa
The Iowa Department of Agriculture is prepping for a potential avian influenza outbreak by recommending producers continue and improve biosecurity efforts. Continue reading

bird flu
Tennessee officials confirmed a less dangerous strain of bird flu was found in Giles County, Tennessee, which borders Lincoln County Tennessee, the site of high pathogenic avian influenza found more than a week ago. Continue reading

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the strain of high pathogenic avian influenza found in Tennessee last week is not connected to any strains of bird flu in China. Continue reading

handling raw meat and poultry
Want some tips for safely handling raw meat and poultry before it comes home from the store? Cathy Isom has you covered in This Land of Ours. Continue reading

national poultry

University of California poultry experts are urging poultry owners to examine biosecurity for their flocks after avian influenza was confirmed in commercial chickens in Tennessee by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on Sunday (March 5). To protect the birds’ health, UC scientists recommend taking measures to prevent poultry from coming into contact with wild birds. Continue reading

Following the confirmation of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Tennessee over the weekend, three Asian countries have imposed bans on chicken from the state. Continue reading

poultry labor
Everett Griner talks about what eating all of that poultry means for the economy in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more. →

China reported this week the nation is assessing a new strain of avian influenza, H7N9, which officials report has evolved into a more severe form in birds. Continue reading

red meat consumption
Everett Griner talks about a new study on red meat consumption in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more. →

avian flu
Everett Griner talks about Avian Flu spreading overseas in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more. →

national poultry
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) invites the public to review and comment on proposed changes to the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Program Standards. The proposed updates would amend the Program Standards by establishing new biosecurity principles and updating some testing procedures. Continue reading

tyson foods logo
Tyson Foods said this week it recently received a subpoena from federal investigators, likely tied to an investigation in which Tyson and other companies are alleged to have conspired to fix poultry prices. Continue reading

super bowl chicken wings
Cathy Isom fills us in on what Americans will be snacking on by the BILLIONS on Super Bowl Sunday. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more. →

bird flu
The global spread of bird flu is increasing concerns the viruses will be transferred to humans. Global infections of highly pathogenic avian influenza have reached unprecedented levels, according to Reuters. Continue reading

No matter what kind of meat you like Bar-B-Q’d, this is the week for you. Gather your friends and hit the restaurants in your area. Cathy Isom tells you all about the week-long celebration devoted to a lot of Bar-B-Q. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more. →

organic label
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced a final rule that strengthens the integrity of the organic label by clarifying production requirements for organic livestock and poultry. The final rule establishes a level playing field for organic producers, bolsters consumer confidence in the organic label, and ensures that all organic animals live in pasture-based systems utilizing production practices that support their well-being and natural behavior. Continue reading

The parent company of the Burger King and Tim Hortons restaurant chains announced it will no longer purchase chickens raised with antibiotics that are also used for humans. A Meating Place Dot Com report says Restaurant Brands International in Ontario, Canada, currently runs more than 19,000 restaurants in over 100 countries and U.S. territories. Continue reading

Cartoon white chicken.
Cathy Isom tells us about a new way to keep track of chickens from across the country. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more. →

poultry india
Trade officials in India are making policy changes in an effort to comply with a 2015 World Trade Organization ruling that found its ban on U.S. imports of poultry meat, eggs, and live pigs violated international rules. Continue reading

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