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.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

For Immediate Release

Contact: Patricia Brooks, patricia.brooks@actionaid....

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

 Contacts: Tom Super, National Chicken Council: 202-296-2622 / tsuper@chickenusa.org

Sherrie Rosenblatt, National Turkey Federation: 202-730-9639 / srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a long-awaited proposed rule that would...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

For Immediate Release

CONTACTS: 
Gwen Venable, 678.514.1971, gvenable@uspoultry.org
Tom Super, (202) 296-2622 ext. 119, tsuper@chickenusa.org
Sherrie Rosenblatt, N (202) 898-0100 ext. 7227, srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org

In comments submitted today, the U.S. poultry industry voiced several concerns with EPA's proposed National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Concentrated Animal Feeding...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

Contact:
Adrienne Richards, National Turkey Federation
Phone:  (202) 730-9637
E-mail:  
arichards@turkeyfed.org...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

 National Turkey Federation (NTF) President Joel Brandenberger announced the promotion of Leslee Oden to legislative affairs manager.

"Leslee has shown dedication, hard-work and commitment to NTF's legislative mission," said Brandenberger.  "We are confident that she will continue to strengthen the legislative team as they strive to influence and implement public policy that will promote and protect the turkey industry."...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

 The National Turkey Federation's (NTF) Board of Directors today elected Steve Willardsen to serve as the federation's 2012 chairman.  Willardsen is president of Cargill Value Added Meats Retail in Wichita, Kan.

 

"It makes me proud to be part of an industry that pulls together and works in unison to manage challenges," Willardsen said during his...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

The National Turkey Federation (NTF) honored Vance Larson, S&K Turkeys, who served as NTF chairman in 1986, with the NTF Lifetime Achievement Award.  Presented in Tampa, Fla., recently during the NTF Annual Convention, Larson received the award for being a leader and innovator in the turkey industry.

Pete Hermanson, a past NTF chairman (1988) and past Lifetime Achievement recipient (2004), presented Larson with the award.  In presenting the award, Hermanson said, "It was at NTF that Vance...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

National Turkey Federation (NTF) today teamed up with the nearly 6,000 USDA partners to make March 8, 2012, “What’s on MyPlate?” Day, to heighten public awareness of the importance of choosing foods for a healthy meal.  NTF is committed to promoting a diet that reflects the latest recommendations in the 2010 ...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

The USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), National Chicken Council (NCC) and National Turkey Federation (NTF) applaud today’s announcement by U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk that the United States will initiate dispute settlement proceedings against India before the World Trade Organization (WTO) to challenge its longstanding prohibition on the import of U.S. poultry.

 

For years, India has used a variety of non-tariff trade barriers to deny access U.S. poultry to the Indian market. Although international health standards, in particular those of the World...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

On behalf of the U.S. poultry industry, the National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation commend Reps. Bob Goodlatte, R.-Va., and Tim Holden, D-Penn., for introducing the Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization and Improvement Act.

The bill offers a sound and straightforward approach in dealing with on-going efforts to enhance the water quality in the Chesapeake Bay.  It also provides a good combination of incentives, coordination and technical assistance needed to achieve the necessary goal of advancing the Bay’s water quality objectives. 

We...

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