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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 »

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 »

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