Environmental Programs

The goal of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association's Environmental Program is to serve as the industry resource for environmental concerns. We keep poultry leaders abreast of the latest federal regulations and provide technical expertise to help maintain and grow a healthy food supply.

Program Resources

Department Head: Paul Bredwell, Executive Vice President - Regulatory Programs, pbredwell@uspoultry.org

Regulatory Issues

USPOULTRY keeps poultry leaders abreast of the latest federal regulations and provides technical expertise to help maintain and grow a healthy food supply.

Training Resources

USPOULTRY leads the development of employee training programs, available to USPOULTRY members. Certain programs may be available to USPOULTRY members only.

Poultry Wastewater Operator Training Program

Students are introduced to the regulatory structure governing poultry plant effluents; provided a primer in math, chemistry, and microbiology; and introduced to the primary equipment and systems used to properly treat poultry effluent prior to discharge.

Clean Water Award

The Clean Water Award recognizes outstanding wastewater treatment facilities operated by poultry companies. An award is presented yearly in two categories: full treatment and partial treatment.

Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award

The Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award recognizes exemplary environmental stewardship by family farmers engaged in poultry and egg production. The award program is open to family-owned poultry growers or egg producers who supply a product to a USPOULTRY member or an independent producer who is a USPOULTRY member.