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June 12, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Canadian Poultry Sustainability Award
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TPP talks in limbo

President Obama’s fellow Democrats sided against him last week by shooting down legislation that is critical to finalizing the TPP agreement, feeling it would not help the United States. >> Read full article

CFIA declares B.C. free of avian influenza

British Columbia farms have been declared free of avian flu after a three-month surveillance period to ensure eradication of the disease in domestic poultry. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says about two dozen countries that had restricted import of birds and bird products from B.C. may now resume normal operations. >> Read full article

Celebrating Canadian Food

Canada's dairy, poultry and egg farmers teamed up to host a 1950's style pop-up diner in downtown Ottawa yesterday to celebrate the high-quality food they deliver every day under the system of supply management. More than 2000 breakfast and lunch sandwiches made with fresh, local ingredients from supply-managed farms were served to Members of Parliament, Senators, Hill staffers and the public. Voluntary cash donations to Food Banks Canada were accepted. >> Read full article

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Canadian Poultry Sustainability Award

Are you a farmer committed to the sustainability of your farm and industry? For a second year, Canadian Poultry magazine is recognizing farmers for their use of practices that protect and improve the health and welfare of the birds; protect and minimize the impact of farming practices on the environment; advance the economic and social well-being of the farm, family and employees, and surrounding communities. View our video to hear from last year's winners and get an idea of what the judges looked for - and enter your farm today! >> Learn More…

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 NEWS 
 

FDA releases rule promoting veterinary oversight on antibiotics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) final rule, an important piece of the agency’s overall strategy to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals. This strategy will bring the use of these drugs under veterinary supervision so that they are used only when necessary for assuring animal health. >> Read full article

CFC to sponsor Canada Day in Ottawa for 23rd year

Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) has announced that it will serve as National Sponsor of Canada Day in the nation's capital. This will be the 23(rd) year as National Sponsor for this organization, which represents Canada's 2,700 chicken farmers across all provinces in Canada. >> Read full article

2016 IPPE exceeds 41,000 square feet and continues to grow

The 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has already surpassed 410,000 net square feet of exhibit space and has secured more than 929 exhibitors as of the beginning of June. >> Read full article

 
 Event Calendar 
 

Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting

June 27, 2015
Location: Galt House Hotel, Lexington, Kentucky >> More Info

Poultry Service Industry Workshop

October 6-8, 2015
Location: The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta >> More Info

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

November 6-15, 2015
Location: Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON >> More Info