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NTF Outlines Challenges Facing the Turkey Industry


Ron Kardel, Vice Chairman of the National Turkey Federation testifying before the Senate Agricultural Committee identified issues challenging the U.S. turkey industry. Kardel outlined losses experienced during the 2015 epornitic of avian influenza emphasizing the need to prevent introduction of exotic diseases. Availability of labor on farms and in plants is an emerging problem and Kardel urged adoption of immigration legislation and an increased allocation of    H2-A visa quotas allowing year-round legal employment. A third issue related to food safety requiring funding and cooperation between the industry and federal agencies.

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