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04/08/14 - Poultry Groups Comment on NLRB Proposed ‘Quickie Election’ Rules

Washington, D.C. – The U. S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation submitted comments opposing the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) proposed rules governing representation procedures.  The proposed rules, dubbed “Quickie Election rules” for their … Read More >

03/25/14 - Ag Day 2014: Embracing Our Evolution

By Tom Super This post is cross posted on the Alliance to Feed the Future Blog in celebration of Ag Day 2014. Our desire to pursue lives and careers away from rural America hasn’t changed the demand for food, feed … Read More >

03/12/14 - Poultry Groups Submit Concerns about Proposed Injury and Illness Tracking Regulation

Last week, the National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association sent a letter to the Department of Labor regarding the OSHA proposed regulation, Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, respectfully suggesting that the … Read More >

03/10/14 - NCC Announces Staff Addition and Promotion

National Chicken Council President Mike Brown today announced two staff changes that will help the council advance its mission and continue to serve the needs of the chicken industry. Kourtney Determan Kourtney Determan has joined the National Chicken Council staff … 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 >

02/18/14 - New Book Misses its Mark, Does Nothing to Educate Consumers on Realities of Modern Poultry Production

WASHINGTON, D.C. —A new book released recently discussing the U.S. poultry industry does little to help consumers understand how food is made and ignores entire facts regarding the tremendous progress America’s family farmers and chicken companies have made by working … Read More >

02/12/14 - Poultry Companies Invited to Apply for Safety Recognition Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Poultry industry facilities with outstanding safety programs are invited to apply for recognition under the Joint Poultry Industry Safety Award Program. The program is open to National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and U.S. Poultry & Egg … Read More >

02/11/14 - NCC Statement on Chick-fil-A Announcement to Serve Chicken Raised without Antibiotics

The National Chicken Council today released the following statement in response to Chick-fil-A, Inc.’s ® announcement that the company plans to serve chicken raised without antibiotics in all Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide within five years. Attributable to Ashley Peterson, Ph.D., National … Read More >

02/10/14 - Most Comprehensive Guidelines to Date Released for Well-Being of US Chickens

  National Chicken Council releases 2014 Animal Welfare Guidelines and Audit Checklist WASHINGTON, D.C.– Consumers want to be sure that all animals being raised for food are treated with respect and are properly cared for during their lives.  The people … Read More >

01/29/14 - NCC Supports EPA’s RFS Targets Proposed for 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The National Chicken Council (NCC) strongly supports efforts to create a more reasonable and sustainable approach to the nation’s fuel policy,” said NCC President Mike Brown in comments submitted this week in support of the Renewable Fuel … Read More >

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