23 MAY

2017 CPF Summer Board Meeting and Golf Tournament!

The Summer Board of Directors meeting will be held Tuesday, June 6 at The Cliffs Resort in Shell Beach, California. On Monday, June 5, our very popular golf tournament will begin at Avila Beach Resort at 9:00 a.m. An outdoor reception, golf awards and dinner will follow in the evening after the golf tournament at The Cliffs Resort, with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. Please contact the CPF office to reserve your spot in the tournament and make your room accommodations. Room rates may be higher than the special rate which ended
May 3. Phone Sandy at (209) 576-6355 or email sandy@cpif.org.
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23 MAY

Thank you to our Summer Meeting Sponsors to Date

Agrecom, Inc.; Alltech; Alpha Inc. + Chore-Time Inc.; Aviagen, Inc.; Aviagen Turkeys, Inc.

Big Dutchman US; Boehringer Ingelheim

Cobb-Vantress; Cryovac/Sealed Air Corporation

Darling Ingredients Inc.; Devenish Nutrition; Devon Trading/Compass Foods; Diamond V; DiBuduo & DeFendis Insurance Brokers LLC

Evonik Industries

Foster Farms

Haley Farms, Inc.; Hubbard LLC

International Paper

J.S. West and Companies; Jamesway Incubator Company

Kemin Animal Nutrition & Health North America

Maple Leaf Farms-West Division; Marel Poultry Processing; Merck Animal Health; Motomco

Neogen Corporation, New Stockton Poultry; Novus International, Inc

Petaluma Poultry Processors; Phibro Animal Health; Pitman Family Farms; Purina Animal Nutrition

Safe Foods Corporation; Shepard Bros, Inc.; Squab Producers of California; Strand Ag Supply

Valley Fresh Foods, Inc./Rainbow Farms; Veterinary Service, Inc.; Volk Enterprises

Wildenberg Farms, Inc

Zacky Farms; Zoetis

23 MAY

National Turkey Federation’s Turkey Inspiration Tour coming to San Francisco

For the second year in a row, the National Turkey Federation (NTF) is continuing its multi-city tour to bridge the distance from ranch to table for chefs, registered dietitians and food bloggers. This year, the tour stops in San Francisco and three other cities. California ranks 7th out of the top 10 turkey producing states in the U.S. Each year, nearly 15 million turkeys are produced in California, all by family-run ranches and processors. The San Francisco turkey inspiration event is set for Tuesday, May 23rd at Parties That Cook, located in the North Beach area. These events focus on turkey’s flavor versatility and ease of preparation for turkey dishes year-round.  Read more

23 MAY

Trump administration to start NAFTA renegotiation

The Trump administration today informed Congress that it intends to officially begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada.

The much-anticipated notification gives Congress a 90-day window to work with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Commerce Department and other agencies to help develop priorities in overhauling the pact with two of our largest trading partners. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, in a statement, blamed NAFTA for the downturn in U.S. manufacturing and promised that President Donald Trump would turn that around. “I look forward working with the President, Ambassador Lighthizer, and our counterparts from Mexico and Canada, to find a solution that is both fair and beneficial for all parties.”  Read more

18 MAY

Administration adds emphasis on trade in USDA changes

The Trump administration is putting added emphasis on trade.

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue says international trade plays a significant role in the success of American agriculture.  On Thursday, Perdue announced the creation of an undersecretary for trade and foreign ag affairs in the USDA.  “I want someone who gets up every day who says, ‘where can I go to sell American farm products today around the world’,” he says.  “And help us grow that market.”

He says international trade has been a key component of the American economy for many years.  “Every dollar of these exports has a multiplying effect of $1.27 dollars in business activity along the whole supply chain and logistics,” he says. Read more

18 MAY

With bird flu surging, U.S. needs to do more to prevent possible pandemic, GAO says

If the United States were suddenly facing a potential avian influenza pandemic, just one U.S. manufacturer could be counted on to make human pandemic flu vaccine here. And although the chickens that lay the eggs used in the process are themselves susceptible to the virus, until an emergency arises only voluntary and often inadequate measures by poultry producers are in place to protect flocks, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

The report, scheduled for release next week, comes at a time of heightened public health worries about bird flu. One of the deadliest strains, H7N9, is causing a surge in human infections in China this season. Of the nearly 200 people who have died, most had direct contact with poultry or poultry markets. Read more

13 MAY

With bird flu surging, U.S. needs to do more to prevent possible pandemic, GAO says

If the United States were suddenly facing a potential avian influenza pandemic, just one U.S. manufacturer could be counted on to make human pandemic flu vaccine here. And although the chickens that lay the eggs used in the process are themselves susceptible to the virus, until an emergency arises only voluntary and often inadequate measures by poultry producers are in place to protect flocks, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. Read more

12 MAY

Zacky Farms appoints former Safeway Executive as COO/General Manager

Steve Burnham, long time Safeway executive has been hired by Zacky Farms as their new COO/General Manager.  Previously, Mr. Burnham had served as Division President for Safeway’s Eastern Division. Mr. Burnham joined Safeway in 1989 and held leadership positions of increasing responsibility including Senior Vice President, Vice President of Marketing and Merchandising, as well as Vice President roles for various fresh departments. Throughout his career Burnham has worked his way through the company’s meat unit at the store, district, division and national levels.
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12 MAY

Ivy Quon selected to serve in the new position of Executive VP Product Development & Export Sales for Zacky Farms

Ivy Quon, a long-term employee of Zacky Farms, was selected by the Board of Directors to serve in the newly created position of Executive VP Product Development & Export Sales. Ivy started with the Company in 1990 as the Assistant Credit Manager and was promoted on multiple occasions to her most recent position of Sr. VP Marketing & Administration. Ivy’s accomplishments in expanding Zacky Farms’ export markets and product lines make her a perfect fit. Ivy’s commitment in this new position will include a focus on innovative product lines and packaging to create growth and development within Zacky Farms. Ivy can be reached at ivyquon@zacky.com or 562-641-2028.  Read more

09 MAY

Changes to the National Poultry Improvement Plan Program Standards

We are updating the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Program Standards document. In a previous notice, we made available to the public for review and comment proposed changes to the NPIP Program Standards document to establish new biosecurity principles, amend testing procedures for Mycoplasma, clarify laboratory procedures for Salmonella, add new diagnostic tests for Mycoplasma and Salmonella, and reduce confusion between references to the regulations and the Program Standards. Read more

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