Next year’s corn crop needs to be a record 13.407 billion bushels if an average farm price of $5.00 per bushel is to be realized for 2013-14, according to a FarmDocDaily.com report earlier this month.

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The National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, and the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council filed comments today in response to a Federal Register notice requesting private-sector comments to the President’s Export Council on streamlined congressional consideration of trade legislation, commonly known as Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).

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The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to add Korea to the list of countries eligible to export poultry products to the United States.

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Association for American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) agreed this week to extend their memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will keep the existing feed ingredient review and approval system in effect through 2015, according to an AAFCO notice cited by the American Feed Ingredient Association (AFIA).

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USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) proposed rules this week to amend its meat, poultry, and egg products import regulations to provide for the use of the agency’s new electronic system to facilitate trade with foreign countries by allowing the electronic exchange of import data and documentation.

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a document “Evaluating the Effectiveness of Anticoccidial Drugs in Food-Producing Animals” that provides guidance for designing and conducting clinical effectiveness studies.

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Chicken is poised to enjoy its “big moment” in a new foodservice segment, namely “better chicken,” according to the “Kruse Report” in the November 12, 2012 edition of Nation’s Restaurant News (NRN).

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Intended U.S. placements of broiler pullet chicks for the hatchery supply flock for October 2012 were 6,218,000, a 1-percent decrease from the 6,289,000 pullet chicks placed in October 2011, according to the “Chickens and Eggs” report issued last week by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending December 1 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 155,594,000 broilers, a 5-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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