After a several month review process, the National Chicken Council’s  broiler and broiler breeder welfare guidelines have been certified by the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO), a leading authority on animal welfare auditing who provides high quality training and certification credentials for auditors and audits.

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The U.S. and China signaled today they may be open to resuming negotiations over trade after days of exchanging retaliatory threats, though Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Beijing must commit to deeper economic reforms.

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The forecasts for 2018 red meat and poultry production are raised from last month, according to USDA’s latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report.

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President Trump sought today to tamp down tensions with British Prime Minister Theresa May, saying that “she is doing a terrific job,” just hours after publication of an interview in which he questioned May’s handling of Brexit and threatened to upend the trade relationship between the U.S. and the U.K.

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Lampkin Butts, president and chief operating officer of Sanderson Farms, will share insights on how the third largest poultry company in the United States has flourished amid challenges to the industry as he delivers the keynote address at the 2018 Chicken Marketing Summit, scheduled for July 22-24 in Orlando, Florida.

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Record attendance is expected for the 2018 Chicken Marketing Summit scheduled July 22-24 at the Four Seasons Resort Orland at Walt Disney World Report, which is being presented by WATT Global Media and the National Chicken Council.

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President Trump on Monday nominated Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, a politically connected member of Washington’s conservative legal establishment, to fill Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court, setting up an epic confirmation battle and potentially cementing the court’s rightward tilt for a generation.

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For the third consecutive year, Perdue Farms continues its collaborative and transparent journey to change the way it raises chickens, addressing growing public concerns over broiler chicken welfare, the company said in a July 11 press release.

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The United States and Mexico on Tuesday vowed to work with Central American nations to reunite migrant families separated at the U.S. border as quickly as possible, according to a Reuters report.

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House of Raeford Farms  has awarded 18 deserving students with funding for college through its Annual House of Raeford Farms Scholarship Program.

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A Colorado State University research scientist in the Department of Biomedical Science is training a team of dogs to sniff out avian influence in waterfowl.

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Bird owners in Southern California are responding to outreach provided over the past several days related to virulent Newcastle disease (VND), and have reported sick birds.

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As part of its commitment in the fight against hunger, Perdue Farms has donated a $10,000 grant through the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation and delivered more than 21,000 pounds of no-antibiotics-ever chicken to continue support for the Food Bank of the Albemarle Mobile Food Pantry serving western Bertie County, North Carolina.

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USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on July 10, 2018, purchased chicken fillet products as indicated below for distribution to the school lunch child nutrition and other related domestic food assistance programs for fiscal year 2018.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending July 14 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 167,991,000 broilers, a 2-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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