Two labor unions that had been holding out from reaching an agreement with railroads came to a tentative settlement with major railroads last night.

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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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A committee of the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies of Sciences released a report Wednesday entitled “The Potential Consequences of Public Release of Food Safety and Inspection Service Establishment-Specific Data,”  recommending that FSIS publicly release establishment-specific food-safety information.

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Adam Monroe, president of Novozymes’ North America, a leading maker of enzymes used to manufacture biofuels said “having grown up a great deal over the past decade,” the U.S. ethanol producers do not need the federal ethanol tax credit (VEETC) next year, according to an Associated Press report.

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Because many farmers, grain merchandisers, and agribusiness firms are being deeply affected by the MF Global bankruptcy situation, the National Chicken Council this week joined almost 20 agriculture, food, and financial organizations in expressing strong concern over the consequences of the bankruptcy situation, in letters to leaders of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry and the House Agriculture Committee.

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Morris & Associates, who has been a long-time allied industry member of the National Chicken Council, has upgraded its membership status to allied industry leader.

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) by a vote of 2 to 1 this week advanced a proposal that would speed up union elections by shortening procedures and the deadline for holding elections after employees request a vote.

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It is a busy time of year, but one that is perfect for cooking. Colder weather, combined with holiday entertaining, lure many back to the kitchen.

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The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), the National Chicken Council, the North American Meat Processors Association, Auburn University, and the University of Georgia, will present a Pre-Harvest Food Safety Conference in conjunction with the 2012 International Poultry Exposition (IPE).

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USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on December 1 purchased chicken products as indicated below for distribution to the school lunch child nutrition and other related domestic food assistance programs for fiscal year 2012.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending December 3 is estimated by USDA/AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 148,148,000 broilers, a 10-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

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