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11/21/14 - EPA Punts – again – on Releasing 2014 RFS Numbers

Yet biofuels industry flourishing, effectively without an RFS mandate WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it will not issue a final 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) until next year, missing its deadline by more than a … 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 >

10/30/14 - National Chicken Council Elects 2014-2015 Officers; Jerry Lane Installed as Chairman

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jerry Lane, president of Claxton Poultry in Claxton, Georgia, was installed as 2014-2015 chairman of the National Chicken Council (NCC) during NCC’s 60th Annual Conference held today in Washington, D.C. “It’s a great honor to take the gavel from … Read More >

10/24/14 - Chicken Farmers Are Feeding More With Less

By Kourtney Determan This post is cross posted on the Alliance to Feed the Future Blog as part of the World Food Day series themed “Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth.” There are many popular buzzwords in agriculture today. One … Read More >

10/14/14 - Statement on WTO Decision Ruling against India’s Ban on US Poultry Imports

Washington, D.C. – Today’s announcement by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) that the World Trade Organization has ruled against India in its ban on U.S. poultry imports is commended by the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council … Read More >

10/08/14 - No Harm in Feeding Livestock GMO Feed, New Study Finds

According to a study of over 100 billion animals, including nine billion broilers annually, genetically engineered (GE) crops were found to be safe to feed to livestock.  The study, published in Science Review, included data from 1983, before GE crops, … Read More >

09/18/14 - NCC Statement on White House Report on Antibiotic Resistance

Attributable to Ashley Peterson, Ph.D., National Chicken Council vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs: “Preserving antibiotics’ effectiveness, both in humans and animals, is a responsibility chicken producers take seriously. To that extent, we have supported FDA’s Guidances #209 and … Read More >

09/15/14 - NCC Responds to Reuters Article about Antibiotic Use in Chicken Industry

Says drugs important in human medicine will be phased out for growth purposes WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Chicken Council (NCC) used today’s article by Reuters as an opportunity to reiterate the fact that the majority of antibiotics approved for … Read More >

09/08/14 - New Resources Available about Current and Future Antibiotic Use in Poultry Industry

USPOULTRY releases new video; NCC details antibiotic use in new Q&A. Groups say antibiotics used in human medicine will be phased out for growth promotion by 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. – To help provide insight into the current and future use … Read More >

09/03/14 - NCC Welcomes National Chicken Month and National Food Safety Education Month

Washington, D.C. –  September marks the beginning of many things: back-to- school, fall and football season. September is also the start of both National Chicken Month and National Food Safety Education Month. As part of National Chicken Month, the National … Read More >

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