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02/21/18 - Applications Being Accepted for Poultry Industry Safety Recognition Awards

The Joint Poultry Industry Safety Award Program is accepting applications from poultry industry facilities with outstanding safety programs. The program is open to National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association members with poultry processing plants, … Read More >

02/14/18 - Poultry Groups Praise Significant Breakthrough Restoring CERCLA Exemptions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and United Egg Producers praised a breakthrough bipartisan bill introduced today by 20 senators to correct a pending federal court requirement that nearly a quarter … Read More >

01/24/18 - Americans to Eat 1.35 Billion Chicken Wings for Super Bowl

Fans flock to bone-in wings, choose ranch as the #1 dipping sauce in new nationwide poll Washington, D.C. – The National Chicken Council today released its annual Chicken Wing Report, which  projects  Americans’ consumption of the unofficial menu staple of … Read More >

07/26/17 - US Poultry Industry Weighs in on NAFTA Renegotiation

In a recent letter to the current administration, the North American Agriculture and Trade Coalition referred to the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) as a “bonanza for American Agriculture.” The National Chicken Council (NCC), USA Poultry & Egg Export … Read More >

07/06/17 - EPA Sets ’18 Ethanol Volumes at Statutory Maximum

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday proposed once again to keep the mandated volume for conventional ethanol use for 2018 at the statutory maximum of 15 billion gallons. In proposing this level, EPA has breached the 10 percent blend … Read More >

06/15/17 - NCC Statement on USDA Proposed Rule to Allow Importation of Cooked Chicken from China

Attributable to National Chicken Council President Mike Brown:  “NCC and our members support free and fair trade.  In order to be effective, free trade must operate as a two-way street.  Any country that is able to meet the stringent food … Read More >

05/17/17 - NCC, Poultry Groups Provide Input to EPA on Burdensome Regulations

The National Chicken Council (NCC) this week joined with USPOULTRY and the National Turkey Federation (NTF) to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt who asked the public for ideas for reducing the agency’s regulatory burden.  More than … Read More >

03/05/17 - NCC Statement on Confirmation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza at Tennessee Broiler-Breeder Farm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 5, 2017 – The National Chicken Council (NCC) today was notified by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) that the agency has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic … Read More >

03/02/17 - NCC Applauds Reintroduction of Bipartisan Bill to Reform Ethanol Mandate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), Steve Womack (R-Ark.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) today reintroduced the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Reform Act (H.R. 1315), that would among other things, eliminate the corn-based ethanol requirements of the … Read More >

01/18/17 - NCC Statement on Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue’s Nomination for USDA Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Chicken Council President Mike Brown released the following statement in response to reports that former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue was to be nominated to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture:   “Governor Perdue has a strong record as … Read More >

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