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02/08/16 - NCC Statement on New Poultry Parts Performance Standards

Attributable to Ashley Peterson, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs: “Since the fall of 2013, NCC has been leading “Second Processing Working Group” and our members have been collectively exploring all options to reduce contamination on chicken … Read More >

12/07/15 - WTO Approves $1 Billion in Tariffs in Retaliation against US Meat Labeling Rules

National Chicken Council urges Congress to repeal ‘Country-of-Origin Labeling’ law to avoid retaliation WASHINGTON, D.C. – The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled today that Canada and Mexico can slap more than $1 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods in retaliation … Read More >

12/03/15 - NCC, WATT Global Media Announce New Partnership, Rebranding of Chicken Marketing Seminar

2016 event to be held July 10-12 at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Chicken Council (NCC) and WATT Global Media today announced a new partnership and rebranding of the chicken industry’s annual marketing conference, held … Read More >

11/30/15 - EPA Increases RFS Volumes, Dealing Blow to Chicken Producers, Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the final Renewal Fuel Standard (RFS) required volume obligations for 2014, 2015 and 2016 at higher levels than proposed by the agency in May 2015.  Specifically, the EPA has … Read More >

11/18/15 - Statement of the National Chicken Council on Consumer Reports Antibiotics Story

Washington, D.C. – The National Chicken Council used today’s “report” by Consumer Reports about antibiotic use in animal agriculture as an opportunity to remind to remind consumers that any meat from chickens sold in the U.S. is free of antibiotics.  The USDA … Read More >

11/17/15 - NCC, USAPEEC Statement on Signing of US-South Africa Poultry Veterinary Trade Protocol

Attributable to Mike Brown, president, National Chicken Council and Jim Sumner, president, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council: “We applaud the progress that has been made and support the regionalized approach to avian influenza as outlined in the Poultry Veterinary Trade … Read More >

11/05/15 - US to suspend African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) benefits to South Africa

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama today sent notifications to Congress and to South Africa indicating that he intends to suspend benefits to South African agricultural products under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for failure to meet the eligibility … Read More >

10/26/15 - Poultry Industry Cites Continuous Progress on Worker Safety Record, Responds to Oxfam Report

Attributable to the National Chicken Council and U.S. Poultry and Egg Association: Our employees are our most important asset and their safety is of paramount importance.  That’s why perhaps more than any other industry, the poultry industry over the last … 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 >

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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