duck industry News

  • ASA Pushes TPP Strategy for Lame Duck

    The American Soybean Association (ASA), along with a coalition of other ag group and pro-Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) industry leaders, met to discuss a strategy for voting on TPP in the Lame Duck session of Congress. The ...

  • Winter Cereals Sustainability in Action Gives Winter Wheat a Boost With a $475,000 Investment in Science

    Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and Bayer CropScience announced today an additional $475,000 investment in Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) winter wheat research program based at the AAFC Lethbridge Research Centre. The funds will be used to purchase equipment required to increase the program's capacity for molecular marker screening. The new equipment should significantly speed up the ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • EU rule changes threaten poultry and horticulture sectors

    Small traditional poultry producers and growers who use glasshouses could find their businesses under threat from EU rules lumping their businesses into the same pollution control bracket as power stations, the NFU warned today. The new proposed revisions to the IPPC include:• Reducing the current IPPC thresholds from 40,000 to 30,000 for laying hens, 24,000 for ducks and 11,500 for turkeys. This ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • Ohio Poultry Owners Advised to Increase Biosecurity as Virus Spreads in Western U.S.

    Three worrisome strains of avian flu have been detected in birds out West. These viruses can cause serious disease in birds, and their appearance has prompted poultry veterinarians at The Ohio State University to recommend that Ohio’s commercial producers and backyard chicken enthusiasts alike take precautions to protect their flocks. The strains are related to a virus ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Backyard Poultry and Salmonella Exposure Risks Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses the growing trend of people raising their own poultry and exposure risks to Salmonella.    “For many people, having poultry in their backyard can be an enjoyable experience while ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • ASA Legislative and Regulatory Outlook for 2016

    For a number of reasons, prospects for legislative and regulatory action in 2016 are relatively more predictable than in years past.  First, it’s a Presidential election year, meaning Congress will adjourn in mid-July in advance of the nominating conventions, and then won’t consider any major legislation before the November elections. Any FY-2017 appropriations bills that ...

  • New bird flu strain has poultry farmers scrambling

    Animal health experts and poultry growers are scrambling to determine how a dangerous new strain of bird flu infected poultry flocks in four states - and to stop it from spreading. Avian influenza is common in wild migratory waterfowl but doesn't usually harm them. But the H5N2 strain is deadly when it spreads to commercial poultry. It can wipe out a flock of tens of thousands of birds in a few ...


    By Associated Press

  • California drought takes bite out of rice harvest

    California's deepening drought is shrinking its rice harvest, and that's bad news for farmers, migratory birds and sushi lovers. The $5 billion industry exports rice to more than 100 countries and specializes in premium grains used in risotto, paella and sushi. Nearly all U.S. sushi restaurants use medium-grain rice grown in the Sacramento Valley. The rice harvest is just the latest victim of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Bird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms

    Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in Iowa that held nearly 10 percent of the state's egg-laying chickens. Here are some questions and answers about the outbreak: WHAT'S THE LATEST? The U.S. Department of ...


    By Associated Press

  • A decade on, lower Danube exceeds green corridor targets

    Vienna - A decade after four governments agreed to work together to establish a “green corridor” along the entire length of the Lower Danube River, Europe’s most ambitious wetland protection and restoration programme is well ahead of targets for creating protected areas. The Lower Danube Green Corridor Declaration, signed by environment ministers of Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine and Moldova in ...


    By WWF International

  • ASA, CSSA, and SSSA present 2011 scholarships and fellowships

    The American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) annouce the 2011 recpients of several scholarships. These scholarships will be formally presented to the recipients at the ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Annual Meetings in San Antonio, TX, Oct. 16-19. For more information about the Annual Meetings, visit ...

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