After 34 years at the National Chicken Council, most recently as senior director of meetings and member services, Maggie Ernst has announced her retirement from NCC. Maggie on-boarded with the council in 1986, under the leadership of then-NCC President George...
Canada’s 4,800 egg and poultry farmers welcome today’s announcement of the two new programs that have been created by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to mitigate the market impacts caused by the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)...
The International Poultry Council (IPC) has prioritized five of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), representing key areas where the global poultry industry can truly make a difference in realizing a better and more sustainable future for all....
The Strategic Planning Conference and Board of Directors Meeting got underway Nov. 10 in Carlsbad, Calif. USMEF Chair Pat Binger, who heads international sales for Cargill Protein North America, welcomed members from across the nation – including farmers, ranchers,...
A considerable amount of effort has been invested into sustainability  programs throughout U.S. animal agriculture over the past few years. As more people across the world are gaining access to high-quality animal protein, the animal agriculture industry must continue...
The global poultry population is approximately 16.2 billion, of which 71.6 percent is found in developing countries. Chickens are the most popular poultry grown worldwide. In sub-Saharan Africa, rural chicken production makes up about 60 percent of poultry, with...
TN has received confirmation of a Canadian goose that tested positive for avian influenza.  This bird was found sick at the Centennial Park in downtown Nashville and was tested on April 1st.  NVSL confirmed it to be positive and reported the...
The federal agency that regulates workplace safety fined chicken producer Pilgrim’s Pride $26,988 for hazards found after a worker died in an accident in January at a plant in north Alabama. On July 1, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health...
Dead poultry on farms can cause nuisance, odor and aesthetic problems; surface and groundwater pollution;disease; and insect, rodent and predator problems if the birds are not disposed of daily. Proper management of dead birds is vital from the standpoint...
Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, we are making temporary changes to our chicken sourcing. As a result of ongoing disruptions resulting from COVID-19, we continue to experience issues with our chicken supply. To ensure the availability of McChicken® sandwiches...
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