Yearly Archives: 2017

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11/30/17 - EPA Releases ‘18 Ethanol Volumes at Maximum levels; Chicken Producers Cry Foul

Agency keeps pumping corn ethanol into a saturated fuel market WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it is mandating the statutory maximum 15 billion gallons of ethanol be added to the domestic fuel supply … Read More >

11/17/17 - USPOULTRY Releases White Paper on How the Poultry Industry Benefits Employees, Communities and Consumers

TUCKER, Ga. – The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) has released a white paper, titled “Providing Protein, Enriching Lives,” that highlights the multiple ways the poultry industry benefits employees, communities and consumers. Protein is essential in our diets, and … Read More >

11/14/17 - US Poultry Producers Applaud WTO’s Indonesian Ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), National Chicken Council (NCC), and National Turkey Federation (NTF) applaud the World Trade Organization’s confirmation of a WTO panel finding that Indonesia’s import restrictions for horticultural products and animals and … Read More >

11/13/17 - Poultry Industry Continues to Improve Worker Safety Record

Injury and Illness rate down from year ago, at all-time low WASHINGTON, D.C. – The incidence of occupational injuries and illnesses within the poultry sector’s slaughter and processing workforce has fallen by 82 percent over the last 20 years and … Read More >

11/02/17 - Amick Farms’ Ben Harrison Installed as Chairman of the National Chicken Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ben Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amick Farms, LLC (Batesburg, South Carolina and Hurlock, Maryland), was installed as 2017-2018 chairman of the National Chicken Council (NCC) during NCC’s 63nd Annual Conference held today in Washington, D.C. Harrison … Read More >

10/27/17 - NCC’s Harrison Kircher Promoted to Vice President of Government Affairs

National Chicken Council President Mike Brown today announced the promotion of a key NCC staff member. Harrison Kircher has been named Vice President of government affairs. Kircher joined NCC in 2011 and has spent time as a Government Affairs Associate, … Read More >

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 >

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