News Releases and Statements

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

Today the Senate defeated a vote on a package of tax policy extensions, including a year extension of the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) at $.36 per gallon, a 20 percent reduction from current levels. In response, with other provisions of the package aside, organizations representing the food industry, animal agriculture, environmental groups, and budget watchdogs released the following statements regarding the corn ethanol tax credit: 

"A reduction in the corn ethanol tax credit is a small step in the right direction for animal agriculture and...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

 

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

 The Senate has agreed to a tax policy package that includes a one-year extension of the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) at its current level of $.45 per gallon.  In response, organizations representing the food industry, animal agriculture, environmental groups, and budget watchdogs released the following statement:

 
“The Senate’s decision to accept a...
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

The Senate today passed a tax policy package that includes a one-year extension of the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) at its current level of $.45 per gallon.  In response, organizations representing the food industry, animal agriculture, environmental groups, and budget watchdogs released the following statements.

 
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

For Immediate Release

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association
National Chicken Council
National Turkey Federation

Contact Gwen Venable...
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

A coalition of business, environmental, budget watchdog and public interest groups issued the following statements in response to today's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to expand the scope of its October, 2010 decision to allow a 50 percent increase—from 10 percent (E10) to 15 percent (E15)—in the amount of ethanol permitted in gasoline.  Today's decision by the EPA broadens its earlier decision to allow E15 gasoline in model year 2007 or newer automobiles. The new higher ethanol...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

 

Contact:

Alliance for a Healthier Generation         

Megan McIntyre      ...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

The National Turkey Federation (NTF) named Arby’s Richmond as the recipient of its Ninth Annual “Turkey on the Menu” (T.O.M.) Award in the “fast food category.”  The award honors this chain for its volume of turkey specialty sandwiches that provide versatility across its menu.  The T.O.M. Award was presented today at NTF’s Annual Convention.

“One third of their [...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

The National Turkey Federation (NTF) honored George Nicholas, founder of Nicholas Turkey Breeding Farms, with the NTF Lifetime Achievement Award.

Presented here during the NTF Annual Convention, Nicholas received the award posthumously for his long-term, unselfish dedication to creative innovation in turkey production.

Jihad Douglas and Yan Ghazikhanian, Aviagen Turkeys, accepted the award on behalf of Nicholas’ family and the company he founded. ...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

The National Turkey Federation’s (NTF) Board of Directors elected Rick Huisinga to serve as the federation’s 2011 chairman.  Huisinga is executive vice president of Willmar Poultry Company in Willmar, Minn.

“I’m a pragmatic person and I believe that using common sense and simply doing the right thing will serve us well to mitigate the numerous regulatory and legislative issues our industry will continue to face in this strange political climate,” Huisinga said during his acceptance speech. “Whether it is talking...
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