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11/05/15 - US to suspend African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) benefits to South Africa

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama today sent notifications to Congress and to South Africa indicating that he intends to suspend benefits to South African agricultural products under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for failure to meet the eligibility … Read More >

10/26/15 - Poultry Industry Cites Continuous Progress on Worker Safety Record, Responds to Oxfam Report

Attributable to the National Chicken Council and U.S. Poultry and Egg Association: Our employees are our most important asset and their safety is of paramount importance.  That’s why perhaps more than any other industry, the poultry industry over the last … Read More >

08/07/15 - NCC President Brown Delivers Testimony at USTR Hearing on South Africa’s AGOA Status

NCC President Mike Brown delivered testimony this morning at a hearing held by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) as part of a congressionally mandated review of whether South Africa should be suspended from the recently renewed African Growth … Read More >

06/12/15 - House Passes TPA, But Not a Done Deal

The U.S. House of Representatives this afternoon passed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, by a vote of 219-211. In a vote immediately preceding TPA, however, the House voted down Trade Assistance Adjustment (TAA), 302-126. Both must pass before going to … Read More >

06/06/15 - US, South Africa Reach Deal on US Chicken Imports

The National Chicken Council and USA Poultry & Egg Export Federation released the following statement in response to the agreement reached by the United States and South Africa to end South African tariffs on U.S. chicken imports: “We’re pleased with … Read More >

06/02/15 - Chicken Council Supports Responsible Antibiotic Use, Veterinary Oversight

NCC’s Peterson participates in today’s ‘White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Chicken Council Senior Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Ashley Peterson, Ph.D., today joined more than 150 animal and human health stakeholders at a … Read More >

05/18/15 - ‘Last Week Tonight’ Gives One-Sided View of Partnership between Farmers, Chicken Companies

The National Chicken Council released the following statement in response to a “Last Week Tonight” episode about contract poultry farming in the United States: Chicken companies work closely with their farmers to build relationships based on a shared goal of … Read More >

05/12/15 - Questions & Answers about Salmonella

Food safety is the top priority for companies that produce and process chicken products in the United States, and the industry prides itself on delivering safe, affordable and wholesome food both domestically and abroad.  Chicken producers continue to meet food … Read More >

04/22/15 - Senate Finance Committee Votes to Hold South Africa Accountable for Blocking US Chicken

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Senate Committee on Finance earlier today approved unanimously by voice vote language that would put pressure on South Africa to remove unfair limits on American chicken imports. The bipartisan amendment, sponsored by Senator Johnny … Read More >

03/05/15 - RFS Reform Building in Senate; Sens. Toomey, Feinstein and Flake Introduce New Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Pat Toomey (D-PA); Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) last week introduced the bipartisan “Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015” in the U.S. Senate.  The bill would eliminate the ethanol mandate from the federal … Read More >

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