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Anti-Hunting Attack on Field Trials Spreads Across the Country

March 04, 2019

Over the last two weeks NAGA has alerted gamebird businesses about a threat to Oregon producers and hunting preserves from two pieces of legislation. While things in Oregon are heading in the right direction, it has now become clear that this is part of a larger attack on field trials and contests that has spread...

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Update: Oregon Contest and Field Trial Ban Gets Hearing

February 23, 2019

Oregon Senate Bill 723 would make it illegal to host or participate in hunting contests, tournaments or derbies that have the objective of taking wildlife, which could include pen-raised gamebirds, for prizes or entertainment. This bill would ban any event where dogs are trained that awards a ribbon, ranking, medal or a trophy. While it appears the...

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Oregon Legislation Threatens Gamebird Farms, Hunting Preserves and Field Trials!

February 15, 2019

The North American Gamebird Association’s (NAGA) longtime partner the Sportsmen’s Alliance has alerted us to two bills introduced in Oregon that are critical threats to the gamebird industry. Below is information straight from their alert: House Bill 439 would prohibit the confining, restricting or exercising control over movements of gamebirds or game mammals for use...

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Conditions for Payment of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Indemnity Claims

August 15, 2018

August 15, 2018, Washington D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is issuing a final rule outlining the conditions under which USDA will pay indemnity to farms affected by highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). It includes updates to USDA’s February 2016 interim rule. This final rule does three...

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Preparing For & Managing Protests At Farms/Facilities

May 31, 2018

From the Animal Agriculture Alliance The Animal Save movement inspires animal rights extremists to demonstrate near entrances of farms and other agricultural facilities by stopping drivers so they can “bear witness” to the livestock. This is potentially dangerous for drivers, the livestock, the protestors and a company’s reputation. Below are some proactive measures to help...

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Public Meeting On California Waste Water From Poultry Scheduled

November 08, 2016

A Central California Water Quality Control Board will be discussing new waste water requirements for poultry operations at its meetings on December 5th and 6th. Central California game bird farms are encouraged to attend this important meeting to hear how the new regulations will affect poultry farms. Meeting location and time information can be found here. You will also find...


Farmers Cautioned About New Activist Tactics

March 23, 2016

Game bird producers and other farmers are being cautioned on new aggressive tactics being used by animal rights activists to misrepresent agriculture and affect public opinion. The Animal Agriculture Alliance, which is an ally of the North American Gamebird Association, is warning farmers that animal rights activist groups are using unmanned aircraft systems or "drones" in their efforts to capture images and footage for use in media campaigns damaging public perception of animal agriculture....

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Effective State Level Lobbying: Defining Our Current Opportunity and Understanding Our Challenges

March 27, 2015

This Article contains information presented by Gary Goyke at the 83rd Annual NAGA Educational Conference and Convention. See article in the 2015 May/June Issue of NAGA News....

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Cuomo's NY Safe Act Passes in 20 Minutes

January 31, 2013

Just before midnight on January 14th, the NYS Senate reviewed a 39 page document in a mere 20 minutes New York State boasted the strictest and most comprehensive gun control laws in the country. Needless to say, gun owners are unhappy with how the process was handled and Cuomo's satisfaction rating is now at an all time low. Rallies to protest the legislation are slated for Albany in the coming weeks....

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Immediate Action Needed: Governor Cuomo Will Ban All Modern Sporting Rifles

January 10, 2013

In typical Albany fashion, closed door, backroom meetings are being used by Governor Cuomo and other anti-gun legislators to negotiate away your Second Amendment rights exploiting recent tragedies. Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg's allies in Albany want outright bans and onerous restrictions on your rights. Here are a few of the items included in the proposal:...