Who Is the California Poultry Federation and What Does it Do?
The California Poultry Federation (CPF) represents the state's turkey and chicken producers and marketers. A trade association formed in 1990, the CPF represents all segments of the industry including growers, hatchers, breeders and processors. The CPF is also the representative for the California Squab Producers, the largest squab processing facility in the world, and represents ducks, games birds and other meat poultry as well.
"Through united work and action, promote the California Poultry Industry and its ability to responsibly produce and market the highest quality poultry food products in a competitive manner."
CPF strives to foster positive working relationships with government agencies and legislative bodies. Federation officials recognize that communicating and networking with government is essential for the continued success of California's thriving poultry industry.
Board of Directors
The CPF is run by a 20-member Board of Directors representing all segments of the California poultry industry. The Board meets on a regular basis to consider business of importance to the organization. An Executive Committee comprised of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary-Treasurer and past Chairman also meets on a regular basis and provide guidance to the association's President who runs the day-to-day operations.
The CPF's annual conference is held in early Fall. Industry members gather for two days to celebrate the year's accomplishments and hear guest speakers discuss topics of interest in the areas of marketing, government affairs and future trends for the industry.
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CPF is actively involved in educating local, state, and federal government about the issues that are of concern to the California poultry industry. CPF members travel to Sacramento for an Annual CPF Legislative Day each March, to personally meet with state legislators and inform them about issues of concern.
On an ongoing basis, CPF members communicate with members of the Legislature on legislation affecting the poultry industry. Industry members are constantly educating legislators about the many complex and far-reaching issues that affect their industry. In past years, successful legislative efforts have been waged on elimination of the sales tax on poultry litter, elimination of the sales tax on medication applied through water and successful registration of formaldehyde.
CPF is also the official headquarters for the California Poultry Health Board, the state agency which administers the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP). The NPIP is a testing program for turkey, chicken, game bird breeders and hatcheries that ship throughout the nation and the world.
The California Poultry Health Board works closely with the federal Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
The Health Board certifies flocks that are tested at California Veterinary Diagnostic Labs, allowing owners to safely move turkeys, chickens, game birds and eggs across state lines and export overseas.
By testing adult birds and eliminating disease carriers from the breeding flock, chicken, turkey and game bird breeders have eliminated some costly diseases, protecting both the consumer and the industry.