The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today denied the petitions from several Governors for a waiver to the Renewal Fuel Standard (RFS) for corn-based ethanol.

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Chicken parts exports in September this year were 303,371 metric tons valued at $370.13 million compared with a year earlier when exports were 301,924 tons valued at $353.23 million, a 0.5-percent increase in tonnage and a 4.8-percent increase in dollars.

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Mexico and the United States expect to reach agreement on a new bilateral tomato trade pact by the end of the month, Mexico’s Economy Minister Bruno Ferrari said this week, as reported by Reuters.

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Australia continues to use quarantine regulations to largely prohibit the importation of fresh chicken meat according to this week’s edition of the International Egg and Poultry Review from USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS).

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While maintaining its support for a free trade agreement (FTA) between the United States and the European Union, the National Chicken Council joined 60 U.S. food and agricultural organizations to reiterate that any deal must include agriculture and that the Europen Union must address non-tariff trade barriers.

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American consumers increasingly believe food production is heading in the right direction, but at the same time, there continues to be widespread misconceptions about how food is grown and raised, according to a report this week from the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA).

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Omtron USA LLC, which acquired some of the assets of bankrupt Townsends, Inc. last year, filed for Chaper 11 protection in Wilmington, Delaware last week.

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House of Raeford Farms has reached out to organizations in North Carolina and South Carolina and donated over 2,200 turkeys to help those in need enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

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Chick-fil-A has come out on top of the list of favorite chicken chains, according to a national study from Market Force and reported in QSR magazine.

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McDonald’s Corporation has announced that Jeff Stratton, currently executive vice president and global chief restaurant officer, will succeed Jan Fields as president of McDonald’s USA, effective December 1.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending November 17 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 151,037,000 broilers, a 3-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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