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NCC Chairman Popowycz Names the Chairs of 2017 Standing Committees

On January 18, 2017, in NCC News National Chicken Council Chairman of the Board Michael Popowycz has announced the chairs for the National Chicken Council’s 2017 standing committees. Committee chairs are as follows: Communications Committee Sean McKeon, Director of Communications and Community Relations, Mountaire Farms Environmental Committee John Wren, Director of Engineering & Environment, Mountaire… Read more »

Washington Report – National Chicken Council

NCC Urges Investment in Studying Implications of Raising “Slower Growing” Broiler Chickens On January 13, 2017, in Production The National Chicken Council urges consumers, the foodservice and retail industries, and non-governmental organizations to invest in studying the impact in the United States of the growing market for “slower growing” broiler chickens. Continue reading » Chicken… Read more »

National Chicken Council Calls For Balance Between Animal Care, Environmental, Economic Impact In Chicken Production

 New study reveals negative sustainability implications of “slower growing” raising methods; NCC supports more research on chicken welfare Tom Super – WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 11, 2017 – NCC urges consumers, the foodservice and retail industries, and non-governmental organizations to invest in studying the impact in the U.S. of the growing market for “slower growing”… Read more »

Industry Groups Blast Proposed GIPSA Rule Changes

Chris Scott – Three more trade groups representing poultry, livestock and other meat producers are criticizing USDA rules released yesterday that the agency contends will “protect the rights of farmers” in their dealings with processors. The agency’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) said its Farmer Fair Practices Rules were designed to overturn the… Read more »

Obama Administration Strangles Poultry And Livestock Producers With New, Controversial Regulations

Tom Super – WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 14, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) today announced controversial regulations in the waning days of the Obama administration that threaten to upend the structure of the livestock and poultry industries, raise the price of meat/poultry and cost jobs in rural… Read more »

Another Last Minute Expansion by EPA on Biofuel Volumes; Exceeds Cap for Ethanol

Tom Super – Washington, D.C. – November 23, 2016 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today it is mandating 15 billion gallons of ethanol to be added to the domestic fuel supply in 2017, which is 200 million gallons more than the agency’s proposed volume put forth in May.  (NCC’s comments from July… Read more »

Poultry Workers’ Injury, Illness Rate Remains at All-Time Low

Tom Super: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nov. 2, 2016 –  The incidence of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the poultry sector, which includes slaughter and processing, remains at an all-time low, according to the 2015 Injury and Illness Report released last Friday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The total recordable… Read more »


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