Press Releases & Statements

02/11/20 - Applications Being Accepted for Poultry Industry Safety Recognition Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Joint Poultry Industry Safety Award Program is currently accepting applications from poultry industry facilities with outstanding safety programs. The program is open to National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association members … Read More >

01/23/20 - Americans to Eat Record 1.4 Billion Chicken Wings for Super Bowl LIV

Washington, D.C. – The chicken sandwich may have won 2019, but the chicken wing will still reign supreme over the big game in 2020. The National Chicken Council (NCC) today released its annual Chicken Wing Report, projecting Americans to consume … Read More >

01/16/20 - NCC Praises Senate Passage of USMCA

Washington, D.C – National Chicken Council President Mike Brown issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate today passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by an 89-10 vote: “The passage of USMCA is great news for America’s chicken producers,” Brown said. … Read More >

12/10/19 - USMCA Agreement a Win for US Chicken Producers; NCC Urges Swift Passage

Washington, D.C. – The National Chicken Council (NCC) today issued the following statement after the announced agreement on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):   “USMCA will maintain and improve market access for U.S. chicken in our top two markets in terms … Read More >

11/14/19 - Poultry Groups Applaud Agreement to Resume Imports of U.S. Poultry Products to China

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 14, 2019) – The National Chicken Council (NCC), National Turkey Federation (NTF) and USA Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) today applauded the announcement that China will lift its ban on imports of U.S. poultry products. The … Read More >

11/07/19 - Injuries and Illnesses in Poultry Processing at New 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 84 percent over the last 25 years and continues to decline according to the 2018 Injury and Illness Report recently … Read More >

10/31/19 - Wayne Farms’ Clint Rivers Installed as Chairman of the National Chicken Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Clint Rivers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Farms LLC (Oakwood, Georgia) was installed as 2019-2020 Chairman of the National Chicken Council (NCC) during NCC’s 65h Annual Conference held today in Washington, D.C. Rivers succeeds outgoing chairman Mark Kaminsky, Chief Operating … Read More >

10/24/19 - NCC Touts Nutritional Benefits of America’s Favorite Protein at Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo

Washington, D.C. – The National Chicken Council (NCC) will make its return to the world’s largest meeting of food and nutrition experts, the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in Philadelphia, October 26-29, 2019.  At its Expo Booth (#1227), NCC … Read More >

10/02/19 - National Chicken Council Unveils New Sustainability Resources

Videos, infographics, farmer testimonials, FAQs highlight chicken’s environmental journey WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the help of technology, modern breeding, nutrient management, feed conversion and improved animal husbandry practices, chicken producers in the U.S. have significantly reduced the use of water, … Read More >

09/25/19 - NCC Applauds Signing of US-Japan Trade Deal

Washington, D.C. (September 25, 2019) – The United States and Japan outlined initial details of a trade deal today as the countries work on details of a broader agreement in the coming months.  Under the agreement, frozen U.S. poultry will be among … Read More >

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