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06/05/13 - Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) Use in the Chicken Industry

Background Plants have evolved over time in response to factors such as climate and insects. Scientific advancements have helped to speed-up this process through the genetic modification of crops. This has helped to make food crops more tolerant of less-than-ideal … Read More >

07/16/12 - Poultry Industry Pleased with EPA’s Final Action on Farm Database Proposal

TUCKER, GA –  The U.S. poultry industry signaled its satisfaction in response to EPA’s final action on a 2011 proposed rule that would have required Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) to submit information to the Agency regardless of whether or … Read More >

03/08/12 - Goodlatte, Holden, Introduce Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization and Improvement Act; NCC, NTF Express Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Reps. Bob Goodlatte, (R.-Va.), and Tim Holden, (D-Penn.), yesterday introduced the Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization and Improvement Act, which would allow states and communities more flexibility in meeting water quality goals to help restore and protect natural … Read More >

02/09/12 - EPA Overestimates Chicken Manure Claims in Chesapeake Bay: New Study

NEWARK, Del. – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has overestimated the amount of chicken manure that is in the nutrient runoff that enters the Chesapeake Bay, according to new University of Delaware study. Researchers at the university, led by James … Read More >

01/20/12 - Poultry Industry Expresses Concerns with EPA’s Proposed CAFO Rule

TUCKER, GA – In comments submitted today, the U.S. poultry industry voiced several concerns with EPA’s proposed National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Reporting Rule.  The rule, proposed on October 21, 2011, would require owners … Read More >

03/15/11 - Poultry Groups Hail Appeals Court Decision on Permits

The National Chicken Council and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association hailed today’s decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wiping out an “onerous and unnecessary” regulation imposed on poultry farms by the Environmental Protection Agency as a “victory … Read More >

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