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10/05/15 - NCC Statement on Conclusion of TPP Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Chicken Council (NCC) President Mike Brown released the following statement about the conclusion today of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in Atlanta: “NCC applauds U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and his team of negotiators for their years of … Read More >

10/02/15 - Food Groups Call on FDA to Stop Wasting Eggs in Wake of Avian Flu Shortages

Industry being forced to discard wholesome protein, enough to feed 94,000 Americans a year WASHINGTON, D.C. – This year’s outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the United States and resulting egg price increases have caused the food industry … Read More >

09/23/15 - Chicken Producers Promote Choice and Health Through Industry Progress

  NCC Responds to Dr. Oz Show, 9/23 Attributable to Thomas Super, National Chicken Council: “We understand that people are more curious than ever about how their food gets from the farm to their table and how that process has … Read More >

08/26/15 - Poultry Industry Recognizes 115 Poultry Facilities for Outstanding Safety Performance

Myrtle Beach, S.C. – The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council recognized 115 chicken and turkey facilities for outstanding safety performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs. The annual safety awards were presented during … Read More >

08/25/15 - NCC Identifies Biosecurity Principles in Preparation for Fall Migration and Possible Reemergence of Avian Flu

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In preparation for the potential reemergence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the fall as wild birds begin to migrate south from Canada, the National Chicken Council (NCC) has identified the top biosecurity principles for broiler and … Read More >

08/07/15 - NCC President Brown Delivers Testimony at USTR Hearing on South Africa’s AGOA Status

NCC President Mike Brown delivered testimony this morning at a hearing held by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) as part of a congressionally mandated review of whether South Africa should be suspended from the recently renewed African Growth … Read More >

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 >

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