As the severe effect of the worst drought in a half century becomes more clear,  the governors of Maryland and Delaware have officially requested that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) take immediate action to save jobs, stave off rising food prices and limit the devastating economic consequences to the economy of the Delmarva region.

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Broiler production next year is forecast by USDA to be 36.109 billion pounds, 594 million pounds less than its forecast last month and 1.3 percent under the 36.571 billion pounds now forecast for 2012, according to the Department’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report today. 

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USDA’s first survey-based corn crop estimate for this year put the corn harvest at 10.779 billion bushels and the soybean harvest at 2.692 billion bushels, confirming the significant impact of this summer’s drought on these crops, according to the Department’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate report. 

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Chicken exports in June this year were 294,724 metric tons valued at $376.79 million compared with 273,403 tons valued at $324.61 million in June 2011, an increase of 7.8 percent in quantity and 16.1 percent in value.

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The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will report by November 19 its analysis of including Mexico and Canada in the negotiations being conducted through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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The General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) will hold a meeting on September 25 and NPIP’s 41st Biennial Conference will be held on September 26.

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USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service this week published its plans to reestablish the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection.

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USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) this week published  information about the agency’s implementing its new multi-class residue method of testing for the National Residue Program (NRP) for meat, poultry, and egg products.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending August 11 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 155,961,000 broilers, no change from the same week a year earlier.

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