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10/17/17 - NCC Praises USDA’s Withdrawal of Controversial ‘GIPSA Rules’ on Competitive Injury, Unfair Practices and Undue Preferences

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today it is withdrawing the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s (GIPSA) interim final rule on competitive injury, and its proposed rule on unfair practices and undue preferences.  After a … Read More >

10/02/17 - Meat and Poultry Industry Applauds Introduction of Agricultural Worker Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) today introduced the Agricultural Guestworker Act of 2017, creating an H-2C visa program that will allow American farmers, ranchers, producers, packers and processors access to a legal and stable supply of … Read More >

09/06/17 - America’s Largest Chicken Association Rolls Out Industry-Wide Standards for Broiler Chicken Welfare

“Chicken Guarantees” outline welfare assurances for broiler chickens in the U.S. WASHINGTON, DC – The National Chicken Council (NCC), the United States’ oldest and largest national association representing the U.S. broiler chicken industry (chickens raised for meat), today rolled out a … Read More >

08/31/17 - NCC to EPA: Reduce the Total Renewable Fuel Mandate in Final Rule

WASHINGTON, DC – In comments submitted today, the National Chicken Council (NCC) urged U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Secretary Scott Pruitt to use the agency’s statutory general waiver authority to further reduce the total renewable fuel volume for 2018.  EPA on … Read More >

08/15/17 - 147 Poultry Facilities Recognized for Outstanding Safety Performance

DESTIN, Fla. – At the 2017 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Destin, Fla., 147 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council. The companies were honored in recognition of their … Read More >

07/31/17 - NCC Supports Censky as USDA Deputy Secretary

The National Chicken Council this week joined other agricultural organization in supporting the nomination of Stephen Censky as Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The U.S. Food and Agriculture Dialogue for Trade sent a letter to all U.S. … Read More >

07/26/17 - US Poultry Industry Weighs in on NAFTA Renegotiation

In a recent letter to the current administration, the North American Agriculture and Trade Coalition referred to the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) as a “bonanza for American Agriculture.” The National Chicken Council (NCC), USA Poultry & Egg Export … Read More >

07/26/17 - US Poultry Producers Praise Senate’s Call Reopening Chicken and Turkey Exports to China

WASHINGTON, DC – A bipartisan group of 37 Senators led by Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) today wrote to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue calling for the swift reopening of the Chinese market after exports of … Read More >

07/18/17 - US Chicken Consumption Remains at All-Time High, Growth Tempers Somewhat

Nine in ten consumers purchase chicken regularly Asheville, NC – U.S. consumers report their chicken consumption remains high although 2017 levels have moderated and returned to those seen a couple of years ago, according to new research presented today at … Read More >

07/06/17 - EPA Sets ’18 Ethanol Volumes at Statutory Maximum

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday proposed once again to keep the mandated volume for conventional ethanol use for 2018 at the statutory maximum of 15 billion gallons. In proposing this level, EPA has breached the 10 percent blend … Read More >

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