ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

POULTRY

POULTRY

Latest Headlines
From the commentary: The question becomes: How much further can we keep expanding the number of domestic birds that are grown and slaughtered? How much longer can this vicious cycle continue before it explodes?
Hunter Kvistad's farm in Yellow Medicine County is the site of a virtual tour on Nov. 22, 2022 –- two days before Thanksgiving -– as part of Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom. Keri Sidle of Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom said the organization has been visiting a turkey farm just before Thanksgiving every year since 2016. Minnesota is the nation's leading turkey producer and the turkey farm is the most popular of the virtual tours. Sidle expects more than 100 elementary classrooms from 12 to 15 states will participate.
American Farm Bureau Federation economists said despite the higher prices, there should be enough turkeys available for the Thanksgiving demand.
Paula Abdul will make her debut in the parade atop the Jennie-O Turkey Store float performing her song "Straight Up."
Jennie-O's 1-800-TURKEYS hotline provides tips and advice for cooking the perfect Thanksgiving turkey and all the fixings.
A partnership between celebrity chef Carla Hall and the makers of Jennie-O brand turkey will honor school cafeteria workers. Four schools will be visited for a "cafeteria takeover," and four additional schools will receive $25,000 to help fulfill wishlists for new equipment and supplies, according to the news release announcing the partnership.

ADVERTISEMENT

Ashley Kohls was named executive director of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association and Minnesota Turkey Research & Promotion Council late last month.
More than 650,000 birds over 18 sites have been depopulated in Minnesota due to an early autumn surge in highly pathogenic avian influenza.
The order, issued Wednesday, Sept. 28, intends to provide "relief from certain regulations for drivers and carriers transporting HPAI emergency equipment and supplies to help mitigate the impacts and limit the spread of HPAI in Minnesota." Walz previously issued similar executive orders in March and April.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT