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Mountaire Farms Celebrates 25-Year Safety Milestone for Grow Out Team

SELBYVILLE, DE. (November 28, 2018) — Mountaire Farms, the nation’s seventh largest chicken processor, just celebrated a key safety milestone – 25 years without a lost time accident for its Grow Out Team on Delmarva, company officials announced this week. “To have worked 25 years without an incident is an incredible achievement,” said Dr. Carl… Read more »

Mountaire Farms Donates 40,000 lbs of Chicken to Operation BBQ Relief

MILLSBORO, DE. (September 19, 2018) Mountaire Farms Inc., a leading chicken producer on Delmarva, is sending 40,000 pounds of chicken to North Carolina to help feed those in need after the devastation of Hurricane Florence. The company is partnering with the non-profit Operation BBQ Relief, a volunteer organization that mobilizes during disasters to cook hot… Read more »

Mountaire Farms Donates $210,000 to Selbyville for Road Project Will Cover More Than Half the Cost of Upgrade

SELBYVILLE, DE. (September 28, 2018) – Mountaire Farms, Inc., a leading chicken processor on Delmarva, has agreed to donate $210,000 toward the cost of a road improvement project in the town of Selbyville. Railroad Avenue, which links two main arteries through town, has been closed to traffic since March of 2018. The town’s Public Works… Read more »

DPI Press Release: Modest Growth, Environmental Progress Emerge in Annual Chicken Industry Data

MARCH 13 – Delmarva’s meat chicken industry processed 4.2 billion pounds of Delmarva-raised chickens in 2017, resulting in a wholesale value of $3.4 billion, according to new data released by Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI). The Delmarva chicken community raised 605 million chickens in 2017, which comes to 2 percent more chickens than it raised… Read more »

Mountaire Farms to hold annual food drive November 4th in preparation for Thanksgiving for Thousands

For more than 20 years, Mountaire Farms has been feeding families on Delmarva at Thanksgiving and throughout the year. The annual Thanksgiving for Thousands Food Drive has become a story unto itself – one that is making a positive difference along the Eastern Shore. On Saturday, November 4th, volunteers will partner with local participating stores… Read more »

NCC Praises USDA’s Withdrawal of Controversial ‘GIPSA Rules’ on Competitive Injury, Unfair Practices and Undue Preferences

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 17, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today it is withdrawing the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s (GIPSA) interim final rule on competitive injury, and its proposed rule on unfair practices and undue preferences.  After a 180-day extension of the comment period, the interim final rule was scheduled to… Read more »

NCC Statement on US-China Preliminary Trade Agreement on Beef, Poultry

Tom Super – “This announcement is a positive development and a testament to the administration’s work to break down some of the existing obstacles that have been preventing U.S. chicken from regaining access to the Chinese market,” said National Chicken Council President Mike Brown.  “With the announcement of U.S. beef access to China, we encourage… Read more »

NCC Calls for Withdrawal of Draconian ‘GIPSA Rules’

Midnight regulations would inflict billions of dollars of economic harm to American agriculture Tom Super – WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 24, 2017 – In comments filed today with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), the National Chicken Council (NCC) explained in great detail the numerous reasons why the agency’s interim final… Read more »

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 »


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