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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 >

06/15/17 - NCC Statement on USDA Proposed Rule to Allow Importation of Cooked Chicken from China

Attributable to National Chicken Council President Mike Brown:  “NCC and our members support free and fair trade.  In order to be effective, free trade must operate as a two-way street.  Any country that is able to meet the stringent food … Read More >

05/17/17 - NCC, Poultry Groups Provide Input to EPA on Burdensome Regulations

The National Chicken Council (NCC) this week joined with USPOULTRY and the National Turkey Federation (NTF) to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt who asked the public for ideas for reducing the agency’s regulatory burden.  More than … Read More >

03/05/17 - NCC Statement on Confirmation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza at Tennessee Broiler-Breeder Farm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 5, 2017 – The National Chicken Council (NCC) today was notified by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) that the agency has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic … Read More >

03/02/17 - NCC Applauds Reintroduction of Bipartisan Bill to Reform Ethanol Mandate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), Steve Womack (R-Ark.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) today reintroduced the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Reform Act (H.R. 1315), that would among other things, eliminate the corn-based ethanol requirements of the … Read More >

01/18/17 - NCC Statement on Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue’s Nomination for USDA Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Chicken Council President Mike Brown released the following statement in response to reports that former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue was to be nominated to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture:   “Governor Perdue has a strong record as … Read More >

11/23/16 - Another Last Minute Expansion by EPA on Biofuel Volumes

Washington, D.C. –  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today it is mandating 15 billion gallons of ethanol to be added to the domestic fuel supply in 2017, which is 200 million gallons more than the agency’s proposed volume … Read More >

05/10/16 - Health and Safety of Employees a Top Priority for Poultry Processors

The National Chicken Council and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association released the following statement in response to the release of Oxfam America’s report, No Relief: “The health, safety and respect of our employees is very important, and we value their … Read More >

04/29/16 - Salmonella in Retail Poultry Lowest Since FDA Began Testing; Positive Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance Continue

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday released a new interim report that measures antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella isolated from raw retail meat and poultry collected through the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS). The 2014-2015 Retail Meat Interim Report contains data … Read More >

04/26/16 - New Study Highlights Benefits of the Partnership Between Contract Farmers and Chicken Companies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 26, 2016 – The National Chicken Council today released a study that presents the results of a 2015 broiler industry survey designed to capture key live chicken production statistics.  In addition, the study summarizes several key … Read More >

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