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Wayt Elected Chairman for 2015-16

Jim Wayt, managing director of Intervision Foods in Atlanta, has been elected chairman of the board of USAPEEC for 2015-16.

Wayt succeeds outgoing Chairman Mike Little, vice president of sales at Mountaire Farms in Selbyville, Del.Wayt’s election came last Thursday during USAPEEC’s annual meeting in Charleston.

As chairman, Wayt will head the eight-member USAPEEC Executive Committee, which sets policy and gives direction to the organization.

See more information in the June 29 edition of MondayLine.

USAPEEC Annual Meeting hosts High-Level Speakers

The spread of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
in the U.S. is this country’s “largest animal health disease
emergency ever…and it’s bad.” So said Dr. John Clifford, USDA’s chief veterinary officer at the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Speaking at the recent USAPEEC Annual Meeting in Charleston, Clifford’s assessment of the situation was frank and, at times, frightening.

Undersecretary of Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse praised USAPEEC for its work to increase exports using USDA funding programs. “Exports have increased almost 2 million percent,” he said. “That’s evidence of what a strong public-private partnership can do.”

See more in the June 29 edition of MondayLine.

January-April exports down 7%, Eggs set record for the period

Exports of U.S. poultry for the first four months of 2015 decreased by 7.4 percent in quantity and 10.7 percent in value from the same period last year, according to trade data released by the Foreign Agricultural Service last week.

Poultry export volume for the period dipped to 1,220,933 metric tons valued at $1.523 billion.

Meanwhile, combined January-April exports of U.S. table eggs and egg products – measured in shell-egg equivalent – grew by 6.1 percent to 110.04 million dozen, and value jumped by 16.1 percent to $119.68 million.

See more information in the June 8 edition of MondayLine.

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