The National Turkey Federation and National Chicken Council, with a coalition of poultry and livestock groups, announced their support for the “Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act” which was introduced today by Senators Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Kay Hagan (D-NC). In a coalition letter urging each member of the U.S. Senate to commit support as cosponsors, the bipartisan legislation was hailed as a simple, effective solution to the problems caused by corn diverted to ethanol, driving up feed costs and consumer prices for...Read More
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National Turkey Federation Keeps Focus on RFS Volatility of Feed Costs
Turkey producers say less corn siphoned away from feed is first remedy
WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec 4, 2013– The National Turkey Federation on Thursday will encourage government regulators at a national public hearing to proceed with their one-year proposed decrease in the 2014 Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) but will warn that Congress still must pass legislation fully reforming the...Read More
WASHINGTON – Nov. 27, 2013 – President Barack Obama today accepted the National Thanksgiving Turkey from National Turkey Federation Chairman John Burkel of Badger, Minnesota. The presentation has occurred each year since 1947.
“This is a quintessentially American holiday, and during this time we give thanks to our friends and our family, for citizens who show compassion to those in need, and for neighbors who help strangers they’ve never met. We give thanks for the blessings of freedom and opportunity that previous generations worked so hard to secure...Read More
The National Turkey Federation (NTF) and the American Meat Institute (AMI) have released a video presentation of a turkey farm and processing plant hosted by leading animal welfare expert Temple Grandin, Ph.D., professor of animal science at Colorado State University. The video is available on NTF’s YouTube channel or by visiting AMI’s “Glass Walls Project” at www.AnimalHandling.org
Federal law requires USDA inspectors be on-site at meat and poultry processing plants. USDA's Food Safety Inspection Service employs 8,000 in-plant and other frontline personnel who protect public health in 6,200 federally inspected slaughter and processing establishments, in laboratories, and in commerce nationwide.
These federal officials stay on the job with day-to-day inspection. They verify that these establishments follow all food safety and humane...Read More
House and Senate negotiators are set to reconcile differences, now that the House has approved its version of nutrition assistance, separate from its July passage of the 2013 Farm Bill. The Senate's Farm Bill contains both farm programs and nutrition assistance. The House vote on September 19 paved the way for selecting the conferees to negotiate the House version in meetings with Senators. However, the separation of farm and nutrition in the House version, as well as work requirements for nutrition assistance that lower spending levels are stark differences with the...Read More
The Turkey on the Menu (T.O.M.) Award promotes turkey’s versatility and taste to recognize excellence of foodservice operations featuring turkey on their menus.
Four meat and poultry associations today filed an Amici curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court urging the court to uphold a lower court decision that permitted collective bargaining agreements (CBA) to address compensation for clothes-changing time.
The associations include the American Meat Institute, National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and North American Meat Association.
The brief was filed in support of a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, as well as several other appellate courts, that “affirms the long-...Read More