NCC: Stop scapegoating meat, poultry companies for inflation, rising prices

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The National Chicken Council (NCC) today released the following statement in response to the Biden administration’s plans for more government intervention in the meat and poultry industries.  Attributable to NCC President Mike Brown:

“While we haven’t seen any proposals, for the chicken industry, this looks like a solution in search of a problem.

“The vast majority of chicken farmers are thriving helping to produce America’s number one protein. In fact, chicken companies have waiting lists of potential family farmers that want to partner with them and enter into the chicken business.

“The chicken industry is the least consolidated in all of animal agriculture, and the market share of the top four companies has been virtually the same for the past 20 years.

“It’s time for The White House to stop playing chicken with our food system and stop using the meat industry as a scapegoat for the significant challenges facing our economy. This administration should be looking at the chicken industry as a model of success, instead of creating a boogeyman to justify an unnecessary and expensive foray into our meat supply.”