19 AUG

Online Registration and Sponsorship 2019 CPF Annual Conference and Meeting

Deadline for lower registration rates and hotel rooms ends soon! Take advantage of lower costs now!
  • Starting September 23, registration rates will increase $100 for Registrant Only and Registrant & Guest.
  • The Monterey Plaza Hotel special room rates are not guaranteed starting September 20.
The 2019 California Poultry Federation (CPF) Annual Conference and Meeting is September 19 – 20 at the Monterey Plaza Hotel in Monterey. You’ll save money with an early registration fee paid before August 23rd.
The online Registration/Sponsorship Form can be found at www.cpif.org. Beginning this year, all registrants will book hotel reservations directly with the Monterey Plaza Hotel. Here is a link to the CPF hotel reservation page. The page also is provided on the last page of the registration/sponsorship form or at www.cpif.org.
The deadline for special room rates is August 19.
CPF has customized sponsorship opportunities for you to consider maximizing your exposure before, during and even after the event. Diamond Club, $2,750 donation; Gold Club, $1,500 donation; and Silver Club, $1,000 donation. Sponsors will be honored at the banquet and during our breakfast.
Our speaker lineup is one of the most diverse
Dan Walters

and interesting in many years. Political writer Dan Walters, retired from the Sacramento Bee but now a featured writer with CalMatters, will present his views on the political issues facing California and how the election will shape the next few years.

Jim Sumner
Jim Sumner, president of the United States Poultry and Egg Export Council is featured for the first time.  Sumner has served as  President of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) since 1990. USAPEEC is a non-profit membership organization, which represents the export interests of over 200 of the leading poultry and egg companies, trading companies, and affiliated organizations.
Greenhouse Gas Guru Frank Mitloehner is a UC Davis
Frank Mitloehner

professor and agriculture’s leading voice on livestock greenhouse gas emissions. Dr. Mitloehner is an expert for agricultural air quality, livestock housing and husbandry.  Overall, he conducts research that is directly relevant to understanding and mitigating of air emissions from livestock operations, as well as the implications of these emissions for the health and safety of farm workers and neighboring communities.

Harrison Kircher

Harrison Kircher, NCC Vice President of government affairs, joined NCC in 2011 and has spent time as a Government Affairs Associate, Manager and Director on the legislative team. His primary focus continues to be advancing NCC’s lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill and managing NCC’s broad legislative portfolio, including: food and agriculture, international trade, energy policy, labor, immigration, and environmental issues.

19 AUG

Annual Conference and Meeting Sponsors to date

Diamond Club

Agrecom, Inc.; Aviagen; Boehringer Ingelheim; Cobb-Vantress, Inc.; Darling Ingredients; International Paper; United States Cold Storage; Wells Fargo Bank

Gold Club

Animal Health International; Aviagen Turkeys / Select Genetics; Alltech; Elanco Animal Health; Foster Farms; Haley Farms Inc; Huvepharma; Maple Leaf Farms West Division; Marel; Phibro Animal Health; Phileo Lesaffre Animal Care; Purina Animal Nutrition; Rabobank N.A.; Sealed Air Corp – Cryovac; Valley Fresh Foods Inc.; Veterinary Service Inc.

Silver Club

Alpha, Inc. + Chore Time, Inc. + Ziggity, Inc.; Big Dutchman; Diamond V; DiBuduo & DeFendis; Diversified AG; Grimaud Farms; Jamesway Incubators; Jones-Hamilton Co.; JS West Milling Company; Label Technology – Fortis Solution Group; Lubing Systems; Merck; Morris & Associates; Petaluma Poultry/Perdue Foods; Pitman Family Farms; Provisur; Rolling F Credit Union; Safe Foods Corporation; Shepard Bros Inc; Silvercote Insulation; Squab Producers of California, Inc.; Strand Ag Supply; Vitech Bio-Chem Corporation; Volk Enterprises

19 AUG

Matt Swanson appointed to California Water Commission

Matt Swanson, whose family was an integral part of the California Turkey Federation and today’s California Poultry Federation, has been appointed to the California Water Commission. Swanson has been president and chief executive officer at Associated Feed since 1998. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Swanson is a Republican.

CPF President Bill Mattos says Swanson will be a wonderful addition to the commission. His understanding of water, agriculture and policy issues make him an excellent choice. “Thank you Governor Newsom for this appointment.”

19 AUG

APHIS announces plan to use Farm Bill funding to support animal disease prevention and management

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing initial plans to carry out new animal health activities using resources provided by the 2018 Farm Bill. Section 12101 of the 2018 Farm Bill established a three-part program to comprehensively support animal disease prevention and management. The bill included funding to create two new programs, the National Animal Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank (vaccine bank) and the National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program (NADPRP). It also expands funding opportunities for the existing National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN). Read more

19 AUG

FDA makes medicated feed info more accessible, user-friendly

As part of the continued effort to improve transparency and public access to information about approved animal drugs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has published on the Animal Drugs @ FDA (ADAFDA) website certain medicated feed information, including Blue Bird labels and lists of licensed medicated feed mills and Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) distributors.  Read more

09 AUG

ICE Arrests Hundreds in Mississippi Raids Targeting Immigrant Workers

Federal agents raided several companies across Mississippi on Wednesday, rounding up hundreds of immigrant workers in what federal officials said might be the largest worksite enforcement action ever in a single state. In a coordinated sting, more than 600 agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement showed up at the sites with federal warrants that allowed them to search the premises. About 680 immigrants who were believed to be working without legal documentation were apprehended and taken away on buses.  Read more

09 AUG

Hundreds of USDA employees to be removed from their jobs in September

The Agriculture Department is preparing to issue hundreds of termination letters to employees who have not agreed to move from the District of Columbia to Kansas City. The notices, arriving sooner than some workers and their supporters expected, will accelerate a controversial relocation process that has already stripped two USDA agencies of key research staff.

Last summer, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced he would relocate the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, which manages a $1.7 billion portfolio of scientific grants, and the Economic Research Service, an influential federal statistical agency. The agencies rent office space in Southwest Washington near the waterfront.  Read more

07 AUG

USPOULTRY announces the release of a first-ever report of antimicrobial use across U.S. broiler chickens and turkeys

Dramatic antimicrobial usage changes and improved antimicrobial stewardship 

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association announces the release of the U.S. poultry industry’s first-ever report quantifying antimicrobial use on broiler chicken and turkey farms. The new report shows dramatic reductions of turkey and broiler chicken antimicrobial use over a five-year timeframe. As part of its commitment to the transparency and sustainability of a safe food supply, the poultry industry aims to strike a balance between keeping poultry flocks healthy and the responsible use of antimicrobials, especially those medically important to human health.
Under the research direction of Dr. Randall Singer, DVM, PhD, of Mindwalk Consulting Group, LLC, this report represents a five-year set of data collected from 2013 to 2017 regarding the use of antimicrobials in U.S. broiler chickens and turkeys throughout their lifetime, from hatchery to day of harvest. It was prepared through a systematic collection of on-farm antimicrobial use data to capture the disease indications and routes of administration through which antimicrobials were given to the poultry.  Read more

Click here for summary report.

Click here to read full report.

07 AUG

Mexico: Continued demand drives higher poultry production and imports

High demand for poultry meat and eggs continue to drive continued growth in Mexican domestic poultry production. Imports from the United States supply the majority of Mexico’s additional needs for chicken and turkey meat for further processing, although Brazil is gaining market share by supplying frozen product under Mexico’s tariff rate quota for third countries. In May 2019, Mexico increased the volume of the quota by 55,000 metric tons (MT) in, bringing the quota total to 355,000 MT.  Read more