U.S. Poultry = 1.6 M Jobs & $441 B in Economic Output

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers have made available an updated economic impact study that highlights the positive impact the poultry industry has on jobs, wages and federal and state revenue in the United States. A dynamic and integral part of the national economy, the U.S. poultry industry provides …

Ag Group, Chicken, Eggs, National Chicken Council, Poultry, Turkey, US Poultry

New Resources on Broiler Welfare & Chicken Labels

Jamie Johansen

The National Chicken Council’s (NCC) Chicken Check In initiative has several new resources pertaining to broiler chicken welfare and chicken products. The stunning of chickens – rendering the birds unconscious and insensible to pain – has been the subject of considerable research and discussion. There is one primary method of stunning broilers prior to slaughter in the U.S. and that …

Ag Group, Chicken, Communications, National Chicken Council, Poultry

National Chicken Council Comments on EPA Biofuel Volumes

Jamie Johansen

The EPA announced 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. The National Chicken Council released the following response to this announcement. Over the last four years, EPA has raised the final volume above the …

Ag Group, Chicken, ethanol, National Chicken Council, Poultry

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

Jamie Johansen

The incidence of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the poultry sector 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 poultry processing illness and injury rate for 2015 was 4.3 cases per 100 full-time workers (per year), the same …

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National Chicken Council Elects New Leadership

Jamie Johansen

The National Chicken Council (NCC) installed new leadership during NCC’s 62nd Annual Conference held in Washington, D.C. Mike Popowycz, vice chairman and CFO of Case Foods, was installed as 2016-2017 chairman. Popowycz was elected to the Case Foods Board of Directors in 2005 and to the National Chicken Council Board of Directors in June 2012. Prior to joining the Ohio …

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33,000 lbs Protein Donated by Tyson’s at #TransformFFA

Jamie Johansen

During the 89th National FFA Convention, Tyson Foods donated a truck load of protein to Gleaners Food Bank as part of the National FFA Days of Service. The truck carried 1,546 cases of chicken totally over 33,000 pounds of protein and 100 FFA member volunteers took time to unload it all. I stopped by the Tyson Foods booth during the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Chicken, FFA, Food, Poultry

National Chicken Council Launches New Social Media

Jamie Johansen

According to USDA estimates, Americans will eat 92 pounds of chicken per person this year, a record amount. With that popularity, variety and so many choices, come questions, confusion and sometimes misperceptions. The National Chicken Council (NCC) understands people want to know more than just that the food they purchase is safe for them — they want to know it …

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Researchers Improve the Diet of Female Broilers

Jamie Johansen

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Arkansas in Fayette, Ark., in which the researchers were able to improve the diet of female broilers. The research was made possible by an endowing gift from Simmons Foods, and the research project is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all …

Ag Group, Chicken, Nutrition, Poultry, Research

USPOULTRY Recognizes Clean Water Award Winners

Lizzy Schultz

Sanderson Farms, of Kinston, North Carolina, and Tyson Foods, of Russellville, Arkansas, were recently named the recipients of the 2016 Clean Water Award, presented by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY). The award recognizes poultry facilities that have excelled in their efforts at water reclamation. Awards were presented during USPOULTRY’s Environmental Management Seminar in Destin, Floria in two categories: …

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Wooden Breast Fillet Research Completed

Lizzy Schultz

A research project funded by the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and the USPOULTRY Foundation was recently completed at the USDA-ARS U.S. National Poultry Research Center in Athens, Georgia. During the project, researchers focused on detecting wooden breast fillets with imaging technology, and this project is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and …

Ag Group, Chicken, Meat, Poultry, Research, US Poultry