beef

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 …

poultry

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 …

people

People are Eating More Chicken

Dan Poultry, This Land of Ours

Why are people buying, and eating, chicken? Cathy Isom looks into this question letting us know what seems to be driving more people to eat more chicken. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. People are Eating More Chicken Americans are eating more chicken and in record numbers. More than 9 in 10 consumers purchase chicken regularly. That’s according to …

avian influenza

National Chicken Council Animal Welfare Guidelines Certified

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The review process has taken several months, but the National Chicken Council’s broiler and broiler breeder welfare guidelines have been certified by the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization. PAACO is a leading authority on animal welfare auditing that provides high-quality training and certification credentials for auditors and audits. Dr. Ashley Peterson is the NCC Senior Vice President of Scientific and …

poultry

China Removes Duties On US Chicken

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Poultry

Market Remains Closed to US Poultry And Egg Exports China’s decision to drop anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties as of Tuesday on U.S. broilers was welcomed by the U.S. industry, but the decision is not expected to have any immediate, direct impact because the China market remains closed to U.S. poultry and egg exports due to an ongoing avian influenza ban …

meat processing

USDA Rejects Poultry Line Speed Request

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) has denied a request by the National Chicken Council to allow for faster processing line speeds in packing plants. The decision follows a petition from NCC asking for young chicken plants to be exempt from the 140-birds-per-minute maximum line speed under the New Poultry Inspection System. USDA says the petition asked for no line speed …

chicken

Super Bowl Sunday Chicken Wings

Dan Poultry, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom has some really surprising statistics about the most popular snack to be consumed by the billions on Super Bowl Sunday. That’s coming up on “This Land of Ours.” Super Bowl Sunday Chicken Wings Behind Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday comes in second place for Americans to consume the most food and beverages in one day. The most popular thing …

ethanol

EPA Releases ‘18 Ethanol Volumes at Maximum levels; Chicken Producers Cry Foul

Dan Corn, Energy, Industry News Release, Poultry

Agency keeps pumping corn ethanol into a saturated fuel market The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is mandating the statutory maximum 15 billion gallons of ethanol be added to the domestic fuel supply in 2018, the second consecutive year EPA has mandated the maximum amount of ethanol allowed under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).  The currently mandated …

poultry

National Chicken Council to EPA: Reduce RFS Targets

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

As agriculture groups submitted their comments to the Environmental Protection Agency last week regarding the Proposed Renewable Fuel Standard, it should come as no surprise that the National Chicken Council urged further reductions. The National Chicken Council, long opposing the RFS, said in comments to the EPA: “As proposed, the RFS targets exceed the percentage of ethanol Congress envisioned being …

nafta

Poultry Producers Comment on NAFTA Renegotiation Plans

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

U.S. poultry producers say the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement could bring trade improvements. The National Chicken Council and the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council together called NAFTA a “bonanza for American Agriculture.” However, the groups say some trade issues could be improved under the renegotiation effort. The National Chicken Council says Canada and the United …