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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 >

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 >

01/11/17 - National Chicken Council Calls for Balance between Animal Care, Environmental, Economic Impact in Chicken Production

New study reveals negative sustainability implications of “slower growing” raising methods; NCC supports more research on chicken welfare WASHINGTON, D.C. – NCC urges consumers, the foodservice and retail industries, and non-governmental organizations to invest in studying the impact in the … Read More >

11/17/14 - Poultry Producers Say ‘Waters of U.S.’ Rule Would Significantly Burden Operations

Tucker, Ga. – The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation filed comments with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the proposed rule developed by the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ … Read More >

02/20/14 - New NCC Website Opens the Door to Poultry Production

‘Chicken Roost’ to serve as source for consumers WASHINGTON — The National Chicken Council (NCC) has launched a new website,, which features information on issues such as animal welfare, food safety, environmental stewardship, antibiotic use and the modern partnership … Read More >

10/22/13 - Experts Weigh in on Industry Advancements, Highlight Center for Livable Future’s Inaction

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Animal Agriculture Alliance, in conjunction with the National Chicken Council and other livestock and poultry producers, today hosted a teleconference with various third-party experts to discuss the industry improvements presented in the Alliance report “Advances in … Read More >

06/06/13 - EPA, CBF Reach Agreement Related to Animal Agriculture in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

US poultry industry supports EPA’s collection of more data before additional regulatory action WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 6, 2013 – In a 2010 settlement agreement to a lawsuit brought by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and partners, the U.S. Environmental … Read More >

06/05/13 - Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) Use in the Chicken Industry

Background Plants have evolved over time in response to factors such as climate and insects. Scientific advancements have helped to speed-up this process through the genetic modification of crops. This has helped to make food crops more tolerant of less-than-ideal … Read More >

07/16/12 - Poultry Industry Pleased with EPA’s Final Action on Farm Database Proposal

TUCKER, GA –  The U.S. poultry industry signaled its satisfaction in response to EPA’s final action on a 2011 proposed rule that would have required Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) to submit information to the Agency regardless of whether or … Read More >

03/08/12 - Goodlatte, Holden, Introduce Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization and Improvement Act; NCC, NTF Express Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Reps. Bob Goodlatte, (R.-Va.), and Tim Holden, (D-Penn.), yesterday introduced the Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization and Improvement Act, which would allow states and communities more flexibility in meeting water quality goals to help restore and protect natural … Read More >

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