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  • Troops Help Southern Baghdad Poultry Industry

    02/25/2008 3:51:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 123+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Luis Delgadillo, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq, Feb. 25, 2008 – To some, it might be laughable that the economic welfare of an entire community relies on thousands of flightless birds, but in the farming communities of southern Baghdad, chickens represent a significant way ahead. A member of the State Department’s Baghdad 7 embedded provincial reconstruction team is helping these communities establish themselves as centers of poultry production. “Some of these farmers had over 100,000 chickens at one time,” said Mike Stevens, the team’s agricultural advisor. Stevens, a native of Park Rapids, Minn., said farmers from Adwaniyah, Arab Jabour and Hawr Rajab...
  • American Rhode Island Rooster Crowing Contest

    02/24/2008 8:06:46 PM PST · by Revski · 1 replies · 189+ views
    This is none other than Rhode Island’s best rooster crowing contest and in America, number one contest. The applause is a cut section of the applause in the song; King Jesus is a Listening All Night Long, by the 5 blind boys’ of Alabama. The characters are, Clara the RI Hen and Joe Beak RI rooster at left bottom and Sam Loud at bottom right. Voice of contestant #1 Joe Beak is real rooster sound and contestant #2 Sam Loud voice is of o7jimmy.
  • "Terrorist hunt hits poultry processor"

    03/21/2002 7:51:11 PM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 10 replies · 726+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 3/22/2002 | Tasgola Karla Bruner
    Gainesville -- Officials at Mar-Jac Poultry said they were shocked to find out Thursday that federal officials suspect the company might have ties to terrorist funding. Company Vice President Doug Carnes said at least a half-dozen U.S. Customs agents spent all day Wednesday gathering financial records and charitable contribution files. They were "real nice, professional and complimentary," he said, but they didn't disclose the nature of their visit. It was only on Thursday that Carnes was alerted by company officials in Virginia as to what the agents were looking for. "I'm shocked. I'm in disbelief. I've worked for them for...
  • Soldiers Work With Poultry Growers to Revitalize Chicken Industry

    01/26/2008 10:53:11 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 204+ views
    BAGHDAD — With nearly five years of war taking a toll on Iraq’s domestic poultry industry, overall chicken and egg consumption is down in the country, while 40 percent of the commercial eggs consumed in Baghdad are imported. But with recent security improvements, achieved through the cooperation of local residents and a counter-insurgency strategy implemented by Coalition Forces, an opportunity has been gained to resume production. In Mahmudiyah, an agricultural community south of the Iraqi capital, and a traditional hub of Baghdad province’s poultry industry, some of the most violence of the war effectively halted production of a variety of...
  • Iraqis, troops talk business

    12/30/2007 7:03:29 AM PST · by mdittmar · 3 replies · 144+ views
    Herald/Review ^ | December 30, 2007 | BILL HESS
    KARGULI VILLAGE, Iraq — To build a poultry-based association, American business ideas and Iraqi cultural ways will have to merge. This is especially true in the fertile Euphrates Valley, where agriculture was a fairly profitable business just a few years ago.As part of America’s armed forces of reaching out to civilian communities in an effort to reduce the hold al-Qaida in Iraq and other insurgents have on the population, small units are seeking ways to improve the lives of Iraqis in their areas of responsibility. For the Rakkasans of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 187th Infantry, 101st...
  • Suit focuses on Tyson relationship with advocacy group

    11/06/2007 8:20:56 AM PST · by pulaskibush · 53 replies · 3,011+ views
    AR Dem Gazette (leftist newspaper) ^ | 11/05/07 | MICHELLE BRADFORD
    The plaintiffs in a lawsuit accusing Tyson Foods Inc. of hiring illegal aliens to work at poultry plants are focusing on the meat producer’s relationship with the League of Latin American Citizens. The class-action suit in U. S. District Court in Eastern Tennessee claims Springdale-based Tyson Foods knowingly hired illegal aliens to work for wages below what American workers would take. It was filed in April 2002 on behalf of former Tyson workers in several states, not including Arkansas. Trial is set for March 3. The plaintiffs in Trollinger v. Tyson are chicken plant workers who said they were harmed...
  • US and China Fail to See Eye-To-Eye on Poultry

    09/08/2007 8:29:08 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 13 replies · 411+ views
    World Poultry Magazine ^ | September 7, 2007 | World Poultry Magazine
    US and Chinese officials recently met in Beijing for agricultural trade talks. However, the two parties failed to agree with issues regarding poultry trade. China's zero-tolerance for salmonella in raw poultry was discussed in length. "How can you produce poultry without traces of salmonella? It's killed when you cook it," said USDA's Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Mark Keenum, who led the US delegation. As for China, "They simply reaffirmed their position," he stated. On the other hand, Keenum said that the USDA is working to produce rules that would allow China to export cooked chicken products to...
  • Local Chicken Houses Vulnerable To Terror Threat

    08/20/2007 1:45:35 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 42 replies · 982+ views ^ | August 20, 2007 | staff reporter
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says the nation's chicken houses could be added to the list of potential terrorism targets. Under the department's chemical security standards, facilities with more than 1,785 gallons of propane gas could be considered high-risk. Nearly every poultry grower on the Delmarva peninsula would be affected beacause most chicken houses use propane for heat. If designated a security risk, chicken house owners would be required to complete vulnerability assessments and develop site security plans. Senators Mikulski and Cardin from Maryland and Carper from Delaware have sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Michael...
  • Virginia Bans Poultry Sales After Discovering Bird Flu Antibodies In Turkeys

    07/10/2007 2:39:51 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 615+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7-10-2007
    <p>ROANOKE, Virginia — Virginia banned all live poultry sales and shows for the rest of July following the discovery of avian flu antibodies in a flock of 54,000 turkeys on a poultry farm.</p> <p>State veterinarian Richard Wilkes issued an order Monday canceling all sales and exhibitions, Elaine Lidholm, a spokeswoman for the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, said Tuesday. The ban remains in effect until July 30.</p>
  • Over 100 Poultry Workers in South Carolina Test Positive for TB

    06/21/2007 9:26:41 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 45 replies · 1,968+ views
    AC the peoples media ^ | 6/21/07 | Jorge M. Rivas
    Over 100 Poultry Workers in South Carolina Test Positive for TB Acting on reported TB case of one of the workers at the Columbia Farms factory, Health Officials in conjunction with other authorities decided to formally evaluate the entire processing plant and conduct a close-contact investigation. There were 900 workers at this site, but in accordance to a CDC algorithm that assesses risk contacts, officials only tested 286 of the factories employees. Out of this group, 131 exhibited a positive skin test for tuberculosis. Tuberculosis (TB, Tuberculum Bacillum) is chiefly caused by a species of bacteria called mycobacterium tuberculosis. This...
  • Tyson will no longer sell fresh chicken raised with antibiotics

    06/20/2007 6:36:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 75 replies · 1,086+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 20, 2007 | LAUREN SHEPHERD
    Associated Press NEW YORK -- NEW YORK Tyson Foods will no longer use antibiotics to raise chicken that is sold fresh in stores and will launch a $70 million advertising campaign to tout the shift, the nation's largest meat producer said Tuesday. The company said fresh chicken raised without antibiotics was shipped to stores Monday and will be sold beginning later this week in packaging that emphasizes that there are no artificial ingredients. "We're providing mainstream consumers with products they want," Tyson Chief Executive Richard L. Bond said at a news conference. Consumers will have to pay slightly more for...
  • Chicken bones show Polynesians went to Chile (Told ya so!)

    06/05/2007 5:31:36 AM PDT · by DieHard the Hunter · 47 replies · 1,115+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5 June 2007 | Maggie Fox
    Chicken bones show Polynesians went to Chile By MAGGIE FOX - Reuters | Tuesday, 5 June 2007 A chicken bone found in Chile provides solid evidence to settle a debate over whether Polynesians travelling on rafts visited South America thousands of years ago – or vice versa, New Zealand researchers have said. The DNA in the bone carries a rare mutation that links it to chickens in Tonga and Samoa, and radiocarbon dating shows it is around 600 years old – meaning it predates the arrival of Spanish conquerors in South America. "These chickens are related to hens from Polynesia,"...
  • Friday is International Respect for Chickens Day

    05/04/2007 2:20:34 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 121 replies · 1,294+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | May 01, 2007 | Gary Bogue
    Friday is International Respect for Chickens Day Every so often a press release comes scratching at the door and just CROWS for your attention. Why did this press release cross the road? To stick up for chickens! MACHIPONGO, Va., May 1, PRNewswire — United Poultry Concerns is pleased to announce our Third Annual International Respect for Chickens Day, May 4. We urge everyone to do an ACTION of compassion for chickens that day — from writing a letter to the editor to tabling at a local mall to showing the movie Chicken Run to going vegan — for life. What...
  • Protestors focus on NAIS, TTC during march in Austin

    03/13/2007 12:31:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies · 618+ views
    Country World ^ | March 13, 2007 | Monette Taylor
    Those familiar with the political scene know the unexpected is often expected, and March 2 was an example of that when opponents to the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) and Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) marched to the state Capitol in Austin. The event included people from all over Texas, either walking or riding one of the many horses, tractors, or flat-bed trailers. The march included a woman with a caged chicken on the head, children enjoying the excitement, and plenty of signs that ranged from “Don’t Tag Texas” to “Think green ... not pavement.” One person in the parade was NAIS...
  • Feds To Toughen Meat, Poultry Inspection

    02/18/2007 11:19:31 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 383+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-18-2007 | Libby Quaid
    Feds to Toughen Meat, Poultry Inspection Sunday February 18, 2007 6:46 PM By LIBBY QUAID AP Food and Farm Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The first major changes to food inspection in a decade will increase federal scrutiny of meat and poultry plants where the danger from E. coli and other germs is high or where past visits have found unsafe practices. The new policy will result in fewer inspections at plants with lower risks and better records for handling meat and poultry. ``We're just putting resources where the risk is greatest, and those plants that demonstrate excellent control will get...
  • Britons strive to contain bird flu

    02/04/2007 1:50:44 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies · 642+ views
    Washington Times ^ | February 4, 2007 | from combined dispatches
    HOLTON, England -- Britain scrambled to contain its first outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of bird flu in domestic poultry yesterday after the virus was found at a farm run by Europe's biggest turkey producer. About 2,500 turkeys have died since Thursday at the Bernard Matthews farm near Lowestoft in eastern England. The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) said all 159,000 turkeys on the farm would be culled. "We're in new territory," National Farmers' Union Poultry Board Chairman Charles Bourns said. "We've every confidence in DEFRA, but until we know how this disease arrived,...
  • Russia Plays Chicken with the U.S.

    08/22/2006 11:14:34 AM PDT · by sergey1973 · 16 replies · 692+ views
    Kommersant ^ | August 22, 2006 |
    Russian Minister of Agriculture Alexey Gordeev met with Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday in Sochi to discuss trade with the United States. Gordeev has suggested depriving the U.S. of its 80-percent quota on chicken imports to Russia in response to the U.S. refusal to sign off on Russia's accession to the World Trade Association.
  • Letter to the Vermont Standard on Premises ID

    06/26/2006 3:49:08 PM PDT · by pubwvj · 478+ views ^ | 2006-06-19 | Walter Jeffries
    The Vermont Standard, a weekly newspaper, ran a very biased article about NAIS and Premise ID that looked like it had been written by the Public Relations officer from the Vermont Department of Agriculture. Here is my Letter to the Editor in reply:The Vermont Standard Post Office Box 88 Woodstock, Vermont 05091 802-457-1313vstand@sover.net Dear Editor, I read your article "Some Bird Raisers Cry Fowl Over Pending Regulations" and was very disappointed. Your writer, Cassie Horner, just doesn't get it. Premise ID and the USDA's proposed National Animal Identification System (NAIS) will do nothing to protect us from Avian Influenza (AI),...
  • Officials 'stumped' by Indonesian bird flu

    05/24/2006 5:25:34 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 26 replies · 892+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Wednesday, May 24, 2006 | ANTHONY DEUTSCH
    JAKARTA, Indonesia - The U.N. health agency described the deaths of six Indonesian family members from bird flu as the most important development in the spread of the virus since 2003, saying it is investigating whether the disease has spread from person to person. "We have a team down there, they are examining what is going on and they can't find an animal source of this infection," said Peter Cordingley, spokesman for the Western Pacific region of the World Health Organization. "This is the first time that we've been completely stumped" by a source for the infection, he said. Six...
  • As 'organic' goes mainstream, will standards suffer?

    05/18/2006 6:00:09 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 33 replies · 913+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! ^ | Wednesday, May 17, 2006 | Amanda Paulson
    CHICAGO - Buying organic milk these days - or organic apples, eggs, or beef - no longer has to mean an extra trip to a Whole Foods supermarket or the local co-op. Organic products now line the shelves at Safeway and Costco. And Wal-Mart - already the nation's largest organic-milk seller - says it wants to sell more organic food. Large companies including Kraft, General Mills, and Kellogg own sizable organic- and natural-food brands. Now, they are developing organic versions of their own products, too. Still, while some organic-food fans welcome its broadening appeal and availability, others worry that the...