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

 

President Barack Obama today “pardoned” the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a White House Ceremony, as he and National Turkey Federation (NTF) Chairman Richard Huisinga celebrated the 64th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation.

Huisinga presented President Obama with “Liberty,” a 19-week old, 45-pound tom.  The names of the turkeys were chosen from more than 100 submissions to the Minnesota Turkey...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

In a letter to the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, a coalition of the U.S. livestock and poultry industry associations requested a hearing to discuss the Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) impact on the economy. The groups cited ongoing pressure on domestic feed grain supplies and a discovery of $9 million of fraudulent renewable identification numbers as justifications for a hearing.

“In light of the ongoing pressures that the RFS is placing on the domestic feed grain supplies, something must be done to protect livestock and...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 20:03

The incidence of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the poultry sector, which includes slaughter and processing, continues to remain low, according to the 2010 Injury and Illness Report recently released by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). 

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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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