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Wayne Farms’ Clint Rivers Installed as Chairman of the National Chicken Council

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

(NCC) — 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 Officer at Koch Foods (Park Ridge, Illinois). Rivers joined Wayne Farms in October 2012 as Vice President and General Manager of the Fresh …

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Poultry Industry Announces Alliance with OSHA

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

Washington, D.C. (NCC) –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 Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has agreed to an alliance to share information, guidance and access to training …

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NCC to EPA: Slash Proposed 2020 Ethanol Volumes, Implement ‘Off-Ramp’ Waiver

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Industry News Release, Poultry

Chicken producers incur $68 billion in higher feed costs since 2007 RFS Washington, D.C. (NCC) – Given the current uncertainty regarding the 2019/2020 crop year corn supply, NCC in comments submitted today to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), said the proposed volume for 2020, coupled with the recent waiver that will increase the use of E15, is overly aggressive, overly …

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New Survey Examines Consumers’ Understanding of the Environmental Impact of Chicken Production

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

National Chicken Council Seeks to Bridge the Gap Between Consumer Perception & Reality Further delivering on its commitment to transparency, the National Chicken Council (NCC) unveiled the findings of its new nationwide survey about how deeply consumers understand sustainable food practices as it relates to broiler chicken production, an industry that maintains one of the lowest environmental footprints in animal …

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NCC Says E15 Waiver Will Harm Chicken Producers

Dan General

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in March proposed regulatory changes to allow gasoline blended with up to 15 percent ethanol (E15) to take advantage of the 1-psi Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver for the summer months that has historically been applied only to E10. “As corn users, our industry faces potential impact by changes in biofuels policy such as modifying the …

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Super Bowl Chicken Wings Consumption

Dan Poultry, This Land of Ours

Americans love a good football game, and they also love to eat chicken wings while watching the big game. Cathy Isom lets us know why the National Chicken Council says there will be no shortage of chicken wings this weekend. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Learn more from the National Chicken Council Americans to Eat More than …

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National Chicken Council Launches New Website Designed Exclusively for Foodservice Professionals

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

Platform Debuts Amidst New Survey Data Revealing Chicken Consumption Out of Home Is Growing and Consumers’ Desire More Information About the Chicken They Buy and Eat Recognizing consumers’ desire for more information when they’re dining out, the National Chicken Council (NCC) recently launched a new website designed exclusively for foodservice and culinary professionals to learn more about how the chicken …

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NCC Says USDA Must Take Part in Regulation of Cell-Cultured Meat Products

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The National Chicken Council (NCC) delivered its priorities for cell-cultured meat products as part of the first joint meeting between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on the use of cell culture technology to develop products derived from livestock and poultry. “As these new technologies are being explored, it is critical that they receive fair and …

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USDA Announces Section 32 Beef, Chicken Purchases

Dan Beef

The Department of Agriculture will purchase U.S. beef and chicken for nutrition assistance programs. The purchase intent follows a $50 million purchase announcement of milk for nutrition programs earlier this week. USDA is seeking to purchase up to $60 million in chicken products and an unspecified amount of beef. The National Chicken Council thanked USDA in a statement, saying the …

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Poultry Facilities Recognized for Safety Performance

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

Source: National Chicken Council Continuous Improvement Evident During the 2018 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Destin, Fla., 191 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council. The companies were honored in recognition of their outstanding performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs. “Our industry …