The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday announced plans to invest more than $4 billion to strengthen critical supply chains through the Biden administration’s Build Back Better initiative.

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The Senate on Tuesday passed the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), which contains provisions that would create mandatory country-of-origin labeling requirements for sales that take place online for a variety of imported products, including chicken.

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Tyson Foods on Wednesday announced its goal to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across all of its operations by 2050. The announcement coincides with the release of its FY2020 Sustainability Progress Report.

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The 2021 IFAN Conference Organizing Committee this week announced the Day One keynote address will be given by Clint Rivers on Monday, September 20, 2021.

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As COVID-19 cases mounted across the U.S., the chicken industry knew it needed to take even more measures to help keep its critical frontline workers healthy and safe. The National Chicken Council, whose member companies provide about 95% of the chicken products on America’s table, stepped in to communicate the enhanced safety protocols to American consumers, media and industry stakeholders.  

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Broiler production estimate for 2021 is raised primarily on higher production in the second quarter, according to USDA’s June edition of the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report.

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Chicken exports in April 2021 increased 3.8 percent in quantity and 24.9 percent in value when compared with April 2020, according to USDA.

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USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) purchased chicken products as indicated below for distribution to the child nutrition and other related domestic food assistance programs for fiscal year 2021.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending June 12, 2021 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 172,431,000 broilers, a 6-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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