Press Releases & Statements

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 >

09/04/19 - Poultry Industry Announces Alliance with OSHA

Washington, D.C. – The poultry industry has long recognized the importance of establishing collaborative relationships to promote employee health and safety practices and to develop programs to enhance poultry workplaces. As such, the industry is pleased the U.S. Department of … Read More >

08/28/19 - NCC Statement on Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson’s Upcoming Retirement

Attributable to National Chicken Council President Mike Brown:  “I want to thank Senator Isakson for his distinguished service in the U.S. Senate. He has been a leader on many issues of national importance and is recognized by his peers for … Read More >

08/26/19 - U.S. Poultry, Egg Industries Welcome Announcement of Japan Trade Agreement

Washington, D.C. (August 26, 2019) – U.S. poultry and egg organizations welcome the announcement of a trade agreement between the United States and Japan, an achievement that stands to benefit our industry.   “Frozen chicken, turkey, and processed egg products will … Read More >

08/14/19 - Record Number of Poultry Facilities Recognized for Outstanding Safety Performance

Destin, Fla., Aug. 14, 2019 – During the 2019 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Destin, Florida, a record 230 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council. The companies were … Read More >

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