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07/27/15 - NCC Calls for Freeze on Ethanol at ‘14 Levels; Says EPA’s Administration of RFS Disruptive to Market

Washington, D.C. – The National Chicken Council (NCC) is supportive of EPA’s proposed actions to adjust the biofuels targets for 2014, 2015, and 2016 to reflect the practical limits imposed by the blendwall, the group said today in comments submitted … Read More >

07/13/15 - Winner, Winner: US Consumers Love Their Chicken

Nine in ten consumers purchase chicken regularly, new survey shows Amelia Island, Fla. – Chicken consumption remains high in 2015 in the two primary purchase channels, supermarket and food service establishment, according to new research presented today at the 2015 … Read More >

06/24/15 - NCC Applauds Senate Passage of TPA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate this afternoon, following the House, voted to pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation by a vote of 60-38, sending TPA to the president’s desk for his signature. “NCC applauds the Senate for action and we … 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 >

06/04/15 - WTO Hands US Poultry Producers Resounding Win in Indian Trade Dispute

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today’s announcement by the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body rejecting India’s appeal of its ban on U.S. poultry imports is commended by the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) and the National Chicken Council (NCC). … 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 >

05/29/15 - EPA Hindsight is 20/20, Mandates 2014 Biofuel Volumes 18 Months Late

Foresight blurry, however, as ’16 proposed volumes likely to break blend wall, drive up food costs May 29, 2015 – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today has re-issued the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) required volume obligations, a full 18 … 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 >

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