USDA’s report on quarterly grain stocks coupled with the department’s prospective plantings report, both issued yesterday, will most likely result in higher corn prices over the next two months as the market tries to signal that more acres will need to be planted to corn this spring, according to a cross-section reading of reports from several agricultural commodity analysts.

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The National Chicken Council and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) will educate more than 50 of the nation’s top food editors, writers, broadcasters, and bloggers about the role and value of chicken in the American diet during a Food Media Seminar Sunday through Tuesday in Charleston, South Carolina. 

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President Obama reiterated his support of ethanol and biofuels this week, promising support for production facilities and distribution infrastructure, but he also called for unspecified reform of the tax incentives that support the industry.

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The clock continues to tick as a possible government shutdown looms, but still no deal has been reached on Capitol Hill on a budget compromise. 

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A U.S. District Court in Louisiana awarded this week a summary judgment to House of Raeford in a donning and doffing case involving multiple union and non-union plants. 

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Modern technology enhances food production and is essential to the task of feeding a world population that is expected to hit nine billion by 2050, according to Jeff Simmons, president of Elanco. 

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The National Chicken Council’s Chicken Marketing Seminar will be held July 17-19 in Lake Tahoe, California. 

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The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) has announced that 2012 International Poultry Exposition (IPE), co-located with the International Feed Expo, is moving to a Tuesday-Thursday format.

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced it will hold a series of three teleconferences to reach out to the small business community for their input on the agency’s proposed musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) rule. 

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The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has imposed a ban on all poultry and egg products produced, processed, or slaughtered in Missouri on or after February 28. 

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USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) this week purchased 750,000 pounds of canned poultry in 50-ounce cans at an approximate cost of $1,687,000 for school lunch and other domestic food nutrition assistance programs. 

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USDA’s Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Program Ed Avalos has announced that Dr. Gregory Parham has replaced Cindy Smith as administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). 

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