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NCC on Friday joined a broad group of food industry associations in a letter requesting that Congress support food industry workers, which are considered essential critical infrastructure workers during this time, in any aid package that might be considered when Congress returns in late April.

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Chicken Industry Gives Back

On April 3, 2020, in COVID-19

In addition to providing incentives and bonuses for our essential employees, taking extra measures to keep employees healthy and safe, and working around the clock to provide Americans with the food that they want, the chicken industry is stepping up to the plate, literally, by helping local communities with charitable and food donations.

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Several chicken companies this week announced bonus pay initiatives for essential frontline workers as they navigate through the COVID-19 crisis.

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NCC has created a single webpage with various COVID-19 updates, including a daily issues tracker, daily media analysis, government resources, resources for employers and an FAQ related to COVID-19 and chicken.

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The following tables compare the March 2020 WASDE corn and soybeans data and estimates of the potential 2020-21 outlook based on the acreage numbers in the March 1 planting intentions report released by USDA this week.

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President Trump has signed a $2 trillion economic relief package to help small businesses and workers that were affected by the C0VID-19 virus.

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A group of 19 U.S. senators urged the Trump administration to push back the planned June 1 start date for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), saying the short lead time would add undue pressure to U.S. companies during the spread of the coronavirus, according to Reuters.

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Chicken exports in February 2020 increased 5.8 percent in quantity and 18.5 percent in value when compared with February 2019.

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Chick N’ Skin, LLC, based in San Gabriel, CA, has joined the National Chicken Council as an allied member company. Edward Chien, owner/president, will serve as the official representative to NCC.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending April 4, 2020 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 170,050,000 broilers, a 4-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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