Press Releases & Statements

01/25/17 - Americans to Eat 1.33 Billion Chicken Wings for Super Bowl

Americans will consume enough drumettes and flats to circle the Earth nearly three times Washington, D.C. – Americans’ consumption of the unofficial staple of Super Bowl Sunday – the chicken wing – is projected to hit 1.33 billion wings, according to … 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 >

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 >

12/20/16 - U.S. Poultry Industry Provides 1.6 Million Jobs; Economic Output of $441 Billion

TUCKER, Ga. –  The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers have made available an updated economic impact study that highlights the positive impact the poultry industry has on jobs, wages … Read More >

12/14/16 - Obama Administration Strangles Poultry and Livestock Producers with New, Controversial Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) today announced controversial regulations in the waning days of the Obama administration that threaten to upend the structure of the livestock and poultry industries, raise … Read More >

12/09/16 - Most Farms Still Family Owned According to New USDA Report

Farming is still overwhelmingly a family operation according to a new report, “America’s Diverse Family Farms 2016,” released this week by the USDA Economic Research Service. Ninety-nine percent of all U.S. farms are family owned, accounting for 89 percent of all farm … Read More >

12/01/16 - NCC Announces New Resources on Broiler Welfare; New Blog Post on Chicken Labels

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an effort to recognize and continue to respond to questions about chicken production, the National Chicken Council today through its Chicken Check In initiative announced several new resources pertaining to broiler chicken welfare and chicken products.  … Read More >

11/29/16 - FDA Report Shows Antibiotic Resistance Levels in Meat Declining

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released the 2014 Integrated National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) Report, cataloguing antimicrobial resistance in enteric bacteria isolated from raw retail meat and poultry.  The NARMS Integrated Report: 2014 presents the major findings … Read More >

11/23/16 - Another Last Minute Expansion by EPA on Biofuel Volumes

Washington, D.C. –  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today it is mandating 15 billion gallons of ethanol to be added to the domestic fuel supply in 2017, which is 200 million gallons more than the agency’s proposed volume … Read More >

11/02/16 - Poultry Workers’ Injury, Illness Rate Remains at All-Time Low

Rate is down 81 percent since record keeping began WASHINGTON, D.C. – The incidence of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the poultry sector, which includes slaughter and processing, remains at an all-time low, according to the 2015 Injury and … Read More >

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