When the National Chicken Council first introduced Chicken Check In five years ago, it was one the first resources in the industry to offer a consumer-friendly and transparent look at chicken production in the U.S. Today’s refreshed Chicken Check In offers consumers the same opportunity to get a close look at how broiler chickens are raised in the United States. Through Chicken Check In, consumers can learn about sustainable chicken farming innovations, the nutritional value of chicken, and get answers to frequently asked questions about all things chicken.

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After 34 years at the National Chicken Council, most recently as senior director of meetings and member services, Maggie Ernst has announced her retirement from NCC.

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Employee safety always has been and will always be a priority for the chicken industry. Chicken processors continue to focus their efforts on preventing workplace injuries by implementing ergonomics and medical intervention steps, while continually introducing new technology and automation in the workplace.

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The House Appropriations Committee on Thursday passed the fiscal year 2021 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration bill by a voice vote.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) rejected a petition filed by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) that would have required all meat and poultry processors to test products for the presence of COVID-19.

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Chicken exports in May 2020 decreased 2.1 percent in quantity and 7.5 percent in value when compared with May 2019.

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House of Raeford Farms announced earlier this week that 14 deserving students were awarded with funding for the 2020-2021 academic year for college through its 7th Annual House of Raeford Farms Scholarship Program as well as the Marvin and Grace Johnson Poultry Science Scholarship Endowment at North Carolina State University (NCSU).

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The forecast for 2020 poultry and red meat production is raised from last month. Broiler production is raised on recent hatchery data while turkey production is lowered on recent production and hatchery data. Egg production is lowered from last month on a reduced laying flock and a reduction in eggs per layer, according to USDA’s latest World Agricultural Supply & Demand Estimates (WASDE), report.

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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 2020.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending July 11, 2020 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 167,823,000 broilers, 2-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

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