On March 22, Gerald (Jerry) Helgeson, brother to Don Helgeson and uncle of NCC Board Chairman Mike Helgeson passed away at the age of 80, in Fallbrook, California.

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Major shifts in acreage first noted last summer by Farm Futures magazine appear to be holding as farmers make final plans for spring plantings, according to the publication’s latest survey report.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) on Tuesday jointly released a 371-page proposed rule  to clarify waterways protection under the Clean Water Act (CWA). 

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USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued on Wednesday its final rule, effective May 27, that adds South Korea to the list of countries eligible to export slaughtered poultry and poultry parts to the United States.

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Using solutions containing peroxyacetic acid (PAA) to reduce contamination from pathogens on poultry carcasses and meat would not pose toxicity concerns, according to a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) news brief issued this week.

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National Ag Day, celebrated every March, is a day to honor and recognize the abundance provided by agriculture.  Every year, producers, agricultural organizations, corporations, universities, government agencies, and countless others across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.

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Supermarket sales volume for fresh chicken in 2013 totaled $10.686 billion for the stores included in the FreshLook data program, a 7-percent increase over 2012 and the largest increase for any of the meats.

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Intended U.S. placements of broiler pullet chicks for the hatchery supply flock for February 2014 were 7,301,000, a 2-percent increase when compared with the 7,156,000 pullet chicks placed in February 2013, according to the “Chickens and Eggs” report issued last week by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

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U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending March 29 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 150,817,000 broilers, a 1-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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