News Releases and Statements

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Sherrie Rosenblatt
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
202-898-0100 x7227
E-mail: srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org

President George W. Bush today “pardoned” the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a White House Ceremony, as he and National Turkey Federation (NTF) Chairman Paul Hill celebrated the 61st anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation.

Hill presented President Bush with “Pumpkin,” a 20-week old, 45-pound tom. The turkey’s name was chosen by visitors to the White...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03
The National Turkey Federation (NTF) and its members congratulate former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack on being appointed as the Secretary of Agriculture. Governor Vilsack led one of the most important agricultural states in the nation, and a state that has significant turkey production and processing. His background should give him a solid understanding of the dynamics of the turkey industry, which will be significant given the challenges facing our industry and all of animal agriculture. NTF and the entire turkey industry looks forward to working with him as Agriculture Secretary to continue... Read More
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sherrie Rosenblatt Vice President, Marketing and Communications National Turkey Federation 202-898-0100 x7227 E-mail: srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org Richard L. Lobb Director of Communications National Chicken Council 202-296-2622 x119 E-mail: rlobb@chickenusa.org Howard Magwire Director of Government Relations United Egg Producers 202-842-2345 E-mail: hmagwire@mwmlaw.com The National Turkey Federation (NTF), National Chicken Council (NCC) and United Egg Producers (UEP) are urging farmers to register their premises with the National Animal Identification System (... 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

Two chefs offered creative dishes they would serve if they were preparing a dish for an inaugural ball. Chefs Rocco Whalen and Mary Sue Milliken might not have been appointed White House Chef, but they shared dishes with the National Turkey Federation (NTF) fit for the President of the United States and his family.

“We wanted to take President-elect Barack Obama’s favorite foods – Italian and Mexican -- and...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Richard L. Lobb, NCC (202) 296-2622 ext. 119 Sherrie Rosenblatt, NTF (202) 898-0100, ext. 7227 Toby Moore, USAPEEC (770) 413-0006 The U.S. poultry industry applauded the U.S. Trade Representative today for taking the first step in a World Trade Organization challenge to the European Union’s 11-year import ban of safe and wholesome American poultry products. “USTR continues to stand up for American agriculture and business by insisting that trade should be a two-way street,” said a statement from the National Chicken Council (NCC), National Turkey... 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 Tara Greco how2heroes 617-494-8899 tara@how2heroes.com While some say Super Bowl Sunday is about the big game or the creative TV commercials, let’s face it, it’s really all about the food. Everyone looks forward to the delicious spread of snacks and hearty fare. This year, how2heroes and the National Turkey Federation (NTF) have teamed up with Chef Steven Brand from Upstairs on the Square in Cambridge, Mass., to create the ultimate Turkey Chili recipe that’s... Read More
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Sherrie Rosenblatt, National Turkey Federation
202-898-0100 ext. 7227
srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org

National Turkey Federation (NTF) President Joel Brandenberger announced the promotion of Adrienne Richards to public relations specialist.

“The federation is fortunate to have a dedicated and professional staff member who has made significant contributions to NTF in its efforts to promote and protect the industry,” said Brandenberger.

As public relations specialist, Richards will direct a public relations campaign...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Sherrie Rosenblatt
Vice President of Marketing and Communications
202-898-0100 ext. 7227 srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org

The National Turkey Federation’s (NTF) board of directors today elected Walter “Gator” Pelletier to serve as the federation’s 2009 chairman. Pelletier is corporate secretary of Butterball, LLC, which is headquartered in Garner, N.C.

Pelletier said the numerous issues that the industry will face – balanced energy policy, food safety regulation, animal welfare, immigration reform and a...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Sherrie Rosenblatt
Vice President of Marketing and Communications
202-898-0100 ext. 7227 srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org

The National Turkey Federation (NTF) honored Louis Maxwell, chairman of the board, and Gordon Maxwell, president, Goldsboro Milling Company, with the NTF Lifetime Achievement Award.

Presented during the NTF Annual Convention here, these industry leaders received the award for their long-term, unselfish dedication to creative innovation in turkey production.

In presenting the award, Nick Weaver and Walter...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Adrienne Richards, National Turkey Federation 202-898-0100 ext. 7223, arichards@turkeyfed.org Steve Brand, executive chef of UpStairs on the Square in Cambridge, Mass., creates a self-described “big steaming pot of Turkey Chili goodness” as National Turkey Federation’s (NTF) first 2009 “Turkey Trendsetter.” NTF’s “Turkey Trendsetter” program features chefs at www.eatturkey.com from around the nation who incorporate turkey through creative and unique ways on their menu. Chef Brand’s Turkey Chili combines ground turkey with fresh ingredients including... Read More

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