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Ag Water Quality
2013 Egg Trends
REAL Story Blog
Joe Claybaugh
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Calendar of Events

North Dakota Poultry Industries Convention
December 12-14, 2012
Holiday Inn, Fargo, ND
Contact: Protein Alliance at 1-877-289-8875 or email

National Turkey Federation Annual Convention
February 13-16, 2013
Loews Coronado Bay
San Diego, CA
Contact: Jen Zukowski Dansereau, 202/898-0100

Nebraska Poultry Industries Convention
February 20-21, 2013
Norfolk Lodge & Suites
Norfolk, NE
Contact: Joline Gordon, 402-472-2051 or


Midwest Poultry Federation Convention

March 12-14, 2013

Saint Paul RiverCentre

Saint Paul, MN

Contact: Lara Durben, 763/682-2171 or 

Worth the Read
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Odds and Ends


--- Minnesota Farm Bureau has multiple open positions. You can check them out here.


--- Minnesota Board of Animal Health has changed it's web address. You can now find it at

Dear ,

Thanksgiving has come and gone. I hope it was a great day for you and your family. Next, on to the Christmas season!

Have a great weekend!

Ag Water Quality Certification

The Agricultural Water Quality Certification advisory committee reviewed final recommendations Nov. 13-14, and will be forwarding them to the Department of Agriculture commissioner.  


Following their meeting in Willmar Oct. 29, members of the Agricultural Water Quality Certification advisory committee toured the water quality research project at the Gorans Brothers farm south of Willmar. Now in its fifth year, the special project of the Discovery Farms program compares urban and farm field runoff for nitrogen, phosphorus, pathogens, and sediment.  


Taken from MPCA Feedlot Update, November 2012. You can read the newsletter in it's entirety here.  

2013 Egg Trends

New information on expected trends in eggs for 2013 is out courtesy of the American Egg Board. The information points to the Quick Service Restaurants being important, especially the breakfast menus. Check it out below


2013 Egg Trends      

The REAL Story

Before Thanksgiving last week our friends over at MN Soybean wrote a wonderful blog post about what they are thankful for - specifically turkeys! Check out the REAL Story blog here.   


MN Soybean is also making a donation to Second Harvest Heartland this holiday season. In addition to an initial $2,500 donation they will be giving another $5 for every "like" they receive on Facebook between now and the end of the year. You can get more details here or check out the MN Soybean Facebook page. 

Death of Joe Claybaugh


It is with deepest sympathy we report that a legend in the egg industry, Joe Claybaugh, Nebraska Eggs, Ltd., Carroll, Nebraska passed away early Thursday morning. He was 91.  The majority of Joe's life was devoted to the egg industry.  He will be sorely missed.

Memorials may be directed to:

First United Methodist Church
516 Main Street
Wayne, NE 68787



Claybaugh Scholarship Foundation

1111 Main Street

Wayne, NE 68787

Joe Claybaugh's Obituary
Check out this great supplement to the USA Today from the US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance. It is some great information for consumers and was in today's paper for most major markets in America!

Agriculture in America