U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide additional assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), expanding eligibility for some agricultural producers and commodities as well as updating payments to accurately compensate some producers who already applied for the program. Producers who are now eligible and those who need to modify existing applications due to these updates can contact USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) between January 19 and February 26.

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National Chicken Council Chairman of the Board Clint Rivers, President & CEO of Wayne Farms, has announced the chairs for NCC’s 2021 standing committees.

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President-elect Biden recently announced the selection of Marty Walsh to be labor secretary, Gina Raimondo to be commerce secretary, Michael Regan to be Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator, and Isabel Guzman to be the Small Business Administration (SBA) administrator.

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In 2020, overall meat dollar sales increased 18.4% and volume sales grew 10.3% versus the same period last year, according to a recent report from 201 Analytics.

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Case Farms’ processing facility in Canton, Ohio recently reached one million hours without experiencing an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable lost-time accident (LTA).

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The American Heart Association on Thursday recognized Perdue Farms with its gold workplace health achievement award for its commitment to health and wellness.

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Delmarva Chicken Association (DCA) has opened the application period for its 2021 College Scholarship Program, according to a press release this week. Applications are being accepted for undergraduate scholarships of $2,000 and graduate-degree scholarships of $3,000. Complete applications for these scholarships must be received by DCA no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021.

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Broiler production is reduced on recent hatchery and slaughter data, says USDA’s latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending January 16, 2021 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 171,821,000 broilers, a 2-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

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