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04/11/17 - NCC Commends USDA for Extension of GIPSA Interim Final Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today it is extending the implementation date 180 days for the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s (GIPSA) interim final rule on competitive injury.  The interim final rule was scheduled to … Read More >

03/24/17 - NCC Calls for Withdrawal of Draconian ‘GIPSA Rules’

Midnight regulations would inflict billions of dollars of economic harm to American agriculture WASHINGTON, D.C. – In comments filed today with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), the National Chicken Council (NCC) explained in … 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 >

01/25/17 - 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 >

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