News Releases and Statements

National Turkey Federation's most current news releases are listed first on this page.  
For prior years, visit the News Archives.

We also welcome the opportunity to talk with you or to arrange an interview.

Email NTF’s Communications Department or call us at 202 898 0100 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Deidra Darsa HPBA 703.522.0086 ext. 129 darsa@hpba.org Susie Schoenberger Fleishman-Hillard 202.828.8874 schoenbs@fleishman.com Each Thanksgiving, many consumers opt for a holiday turkey cooked on the grill, smoker or fryer, forgoing the usual oven and stove-top feast. According to the Hearth, Patio... Read More
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Adrienne Richards, National Turkey Federation 202-898-0100 ext. 7223, arichards@turkeyfed.org Whether it’s while seated around the table or during halftime of the football game, talk turkey this Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season with interesting facts from the National Turkey Federation’s (NTF). • Approximately 46 million turkeys will be eaten at Thanksgiving. Another 22 million will be eaten at Christmas. • When purchasing a whole turkey, plan to buy at least one pound of uncooked turkey per person. You'll have enough for the feast and... Read More
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03
For 30 years the ethanol industry has received subsidies from the American taxpayer. It is an industry that has always been dependent on government largesse for its existence. Perhaps, then, last Friday’s (Oct. 24) announcement by Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer that the government is considering offering a bailout for distressed ethanol plants shouldn’t have come as a surprise. Schafer’s remarks are the latest in a long-running debate about appropriate government policy toward ethanol. We simply believe that while ethanol may have a place in the energy landscape, it is high time for the... Read More
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03
Look for multiple turkey entrée presentations and take-away holiday dinners to be highlighted this Thanksgiving this year.

For nine years, the Thanksgiving feast at Mike Ditka's downtown Chicago restaurant has offered holiday guests a choice of turkey entrees, including traditional Oven Roasted Turkey, Deep-Fried Turkey and imported New Orleans Turducken. Executive Chef Tom Kenny oversees the preparation for all entrees, as well as the accompaniments, such as flavorful side dishes of Balsamic Flavored Yams and Bread Stuffing with turkey stock and fresh herbs. Dessert offerings include a...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:
Sherrie Rosenblatt, National Turkey Federation
202-898-0100 ext. 227, srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org
or Lisa Brackett, Devine & Pearson
617-472-2700 ext. 135 l_brackett@devine-pearson.com

This month the National Turkey Federation (NTF) celebrates the great versatility of turkey that is exhibited by “Turkey Trendsetter” Chef-Owner Rick Bayless of Frontera Grill and Topolobampo restaurant in Chicago, IL. Every three...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:
Sherrie Rosenblatt, National Turkey Federation
202-898-0100 ext. 227, srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org
or Lisa Brackett, Devine & Pearson
617-472-2700 ext. 135 l_brackett@devine-pearson.com

This month the National Turkey Federation (NTF) will reveal a guide to turkey cutlets, tailored to the foodservice industry, as part of their featured product series at EatTurkey.com. The web site area provides foodservice operators and chefs useful...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:
Sherrie Rosenblatt, National Turkey Federation
202-898-0100 ext. 227, srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org
 

NTF Chairman Mike Briggs announced the appointment of Joel Brandenberger as the new NTF president, effective Dec. 1.

Brandenberger will implement the federation’s strategic plans as well as promote the interests of all NTF members in the areas of marketing, legislative affairs and regulatory issues. Brandenberger’s 15 years with NTF make him an extremely...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:
Sherrie Rosenblatt, National Turkey Federation
202-898-0100 ext. 227, srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org
or Lisa Brackett, Devine & Pearson
617-472-2700 ext. 135 l_brackett@devine-pearson.com

This month the National Turkey Federation (NTF) will take the opportunity to familiarize foodservice operators with turkey sausage through its featured product series at EatTurkey.com. The web site area provides practical information on the various types...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:
Sherrie Rosenblatt, National Turkey Federation
202-898-0100 ext. 227, srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org

President George W. Bush and National Turkey Federation (NTF) Chairman Mike Briggs continued a 59-year-old holiday tradition today when Briggs presented the president with the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a White House Rose Garden ceremony.

Briggs gave Bush “Flyer,” a 20-week-old, 36-pound tom. Visitors to the White House Web site (www.whitehouse.gov) voted on the name for the National...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:
Joel Brandenberger, National Turkey Federation
202-898-0100 ext. 226, jbrandenberger@turkeyfed.org
 

National Turkey Federation (NTF) President Joel Brandenberger announced the promotion of three NTF staff members: Sherrie Rosenblatt to vice president of marketing and communications; Michael Rybolt to director of scientific and regulatory affairs; and Brie Wilson to director of member and convention services.

“The Executive Committee and I congratulate...

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