11 JUN

2018 CPF Summer Board Meeting and Golf Tournament great success!

The 2018 Summer meeting set two records this year: highest number of attendees and highest number of golfers. The weather was beautiful, even for the ever-present morning beach fog. Golfers enjoyed playing at Avila Beach Golf Club on Monday (June 4) with everyone gathering for a reception and dinner after the tournament. Marty Jakosa did a wonderful job, as always, with his entertaining way of presenting prizes to our golfers. A breakfast buffet preceded the Tuesday morning board meeting. See you all next year!
Thanks to all who attended! Enjoy this sampling of pictures!
 
  

California Poultry Federation Thanks our Summer
Meeting Sponsors 2018!
Agrecom, Inc.; Alltech; Alpha Inc. + Chore-Time Inc.; Aviagen North America;
Aviagen Turkeys, Inc.; Big Dutchman USA; Boehringer Ingelheim;
Cobb-Vantress; Cryovac/Sealed Air Corporation; Darling Ingredients Inc.;
Devenish Nutrition; Devon Trading/Compass Foods; Diamond V; Diversified Ag; Foster Farms; Haley Farms, Inc.; Hubbard LLC; Huvepharma; International Paper;
J.S. West and Companies; Jamesway Incubator Company; Jones-Hamilton Co.;
Maple Leaf Farms-West Division; Marel Poultry Processing; Merck Animal Health;
Morris & Associates; Motomco; New Stockton Poultry; Novus International, Inc.;
Petaluma Poultry Processors; Phibro Animal Health; Phileo Lesaffre Animal Care; Pitman Family Farms; Provisur Technologies; Purina Animal Nutrition;
Safe Foods Corporation; Shepard Bros, Inc.; Squab Producers of California;
Strand Ag Supply; The Vincit Group; United States Cold Storage, Inc.;
Veterinary Service, Inc.; Volk Enterprises; Zacky Farms; Zoetis
11 JUN

An inside look at Brazilian agriculture

Over the past 20 years, Brazil emerged as U.S. farmers’ main rival in the global export markets, with significant trade in corn, soybeans, cotton, coffee, sugar, beef, and several other commodities. With a seemingly ideal climate, large landmass, and inexpensive labor, farms and agribusiness entities in the country continue to exploit their competitive advantages on the global stage. Read more

11 JUN

America’s veterinarian shortage is bad for animals and humans alike

Veterinarians at Cornell University just developed a 24-hour test that can detect salmonella infections in farm animals. Previously, it took days to get such test results. The breakthrough will prevent diseased animals from entering the food supply-and thereby reduce the incidence of food poisoning and save lives. Right now, salmonella sickens 1 million Americans each year and kills hundreds.

This discovery underscores the critical role veterinarians play in safeguarding our food. Most people think of veterinarians as the people who treat our beloved pets, but that’s far from their only job. They also keep livestock healthy, shape public policy, and conduct groundbreaking research. Read more

11 JUN

APHIS updates animal welfare regulations

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is updating its animal welfare regulations to implement the 2014 amendment to the Animal Welfare Act (AWA).  The updated regulations exempt from Federal licensure certain dealers and exhibitors that engage in “de minimis” (or small scale) AWA regulated activities.  This change allows APHIS to more effectively use its resources while ensuring the humane treatment of regulated animals under the AWA.  Read more

04 JUN

2018 CPF Summer Board Meeting and Golf Tournament!

The Summer meeting started this morning with 50 golfers teeing off at Avila Beach Resort Golf Club starting 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 in Shell Beach, with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean.
The board meeting begins tomorrow
morning at 8:30 a.m., after a buffet breakfast
at 7:30 a.m.

Questions? Phone Sandy at (209) 576-6355 or email sandy@cpif.org

Ready to go!
Warming up!
California Poultry Federation Summer Meeting Sponsors 2018
 To Date:
Agrecom, Inc.; Alltech; Alpha Inc. + Chore-Time Inc.; Aviagen North America; Aviagen Turkeys, Inc.; Big Dutchman USA; Boehringer Ingelheim; Cobb-Vantress; Cryovac/Sealed Air Corporation; Darling Ingredients Inc.; Devenish Nutrition; Devon Trading/Compass Foods; Diamond V; Diversified Ag; Foster Farms; Haley Farms, Inc.; Hubbard LLC; Huvepharma; International Paper; J.S. West and Companies; Jamesway Incubator Company; Jones-Hamilton Co.; Maple Leaf Farms-West Division; Marel Poultry Processing; Merck Animal Health; Morris & Associates; Motomco; New Stockton Poultry; Novus International, Inc.; Petaluma Poultry Processors; Phibro Animal Health; Phileo Lesaffre Animal Care; Pitman Family Farms; Provisur Technologies; Purina Animal Nutrition; Safe Foods Corporation; Shepard Bros, Inc.; Squab Producers of California; Strand Ag Supply; The Vincit Group; United States Cold Storage, Inc.; Veterinary Service, Inc.; Volk Enterprises; Zacky Farms; Zoetis
04 JUN

Minnesota poultry executive hoping China will lift its poultry import ban

USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agriculture Services Ted McKinney is leading a trade mission in China this week. He’s hoping to get the Chinese to lift their ban on imports of U.S. poultry. Steve Olson, Executive Director of the Minnesota Turkey Growers and Chicken and Egg Association says the Chinese market is an important one for his state’s poultry producers and he’s hoping they can get that ban lifted. Click here to read more and listen to the radio interview.

U.S. 2018 ag exports seen dropping 6%, USDA report says
U.S. agricultural trade for fiscal year 2018, is expected to drop $500 million from the USDA’s November forecast and $1.0 billion below last year.
In its Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade report Thursday, USDA pegged demand for ag products such as oilseeds and product exports to decline 6%.  Read more
04 JUN

USDA confirms additional case of Virulent Newcastle Disease in backyard birds in California

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed an additional case of virulent Newcastle disease in backyard birds in San Bernardino County, California. Virulent Newcastle disease has not been found in commercial poultry in the United States since 2003.

A complete list of confirmed cases is available on our website at www.aphis.usda.gov/animalhealth/vnd.The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed an additional case of virulent Newcastle disease in backyard birds in San Bernardino County, California. Virulent Newcastle disease has not been found in commercial poultry in the United States since 2003.

A complete list of confirmed cases is available on our website at www.aphis.usda.gov/animalhealth/vnd.

02 JUN

2018 CPF Summer Board Meeting and Golf Tournament!

The Summer Board of Directors meeting will be held Tuesday, June 5 at The Cliffs Resort in Shell Beach, California. On Monday, June 4, 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.
See you next week!
Phone Sandy at (209) 576-6355 or email sandy@cpif.org. Click here for more information on cpif.org

California Poultry Federation Summer Meeting Sponsors 2018
 To Date:
Agrecom, Inc.; Alltech; Alpha Inc. + Chore-Time Inc.; Aviagen North America; Aviagen Turkeys, Inc.; Big Dutchman USA; Boehringer Ingelheim; Cobb-Vantress; Cryovac/Sealed Air Corporation; Darling Ingredients Inc.; Devenish Nutrition; Devon Trading/Compass Foods; Diamond V; Diversified Ag; Foster Farms; Haley Farms, Inc.; Hubbard LLC; Huvepharma; International Paper; J.S. West and Companies; Jamesway Incubator Company; Jones-Hamilton Co.; Maple Leaf Farms-West Division; Marel Poultry Processing; Merck Animal Health; Morris & Associates; Motomco; New Stockton Poultry; Novus International, Inc.; Petaluma Poultry Processors; Phibro Animal Health; Phileo Lesaffre Animal Care; Pitman Family Farms; Provisur Technologies; Purina Animal Nutrition; Safe Foods Corporation; Shepard Bros, Inc.; Squab Producers of California; Strand Ag Supply; The Vincit Group; United States Cold Storage, Inc.; Veterinary Service, Inc.; Volk Enterprises; Zacky Farms; Zoetis
02 JUN

President Donald J. Trump is confronting China’s unfair trade policies

China has banned imports of United States agricultural products such as poultry, cutting off America’s ranchers and farmers from a major market for their goods. … The United States will impose a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion of goods imported from China containing industrially significant technology, including those related to the “Made in China 2025” program.  The final list of covered imports will be announced by June 15, 2018. The United States will implement specific investment restrictions and enhanced export controls for Chinese persons and entities related to the acquisition of industrially significant technology. The list of restrictions and controls will be announced by June 30, 2018.  Read more

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