The House on Thursday passed the Lower Food and Fuels Cost Act, which includes the Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act, by a vote of 221-204.

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House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member GT Thompson (PA-15) this week released a wide ranging bill designed to reverse the regulatory burdens imposed on farms and agribusinesses by the Biden administration, including addressing the upcoming Packers and Stockyards Act rulemaking and poultry and pork processing line speeds.

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The House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee on Thursday passed the FY2023 Agriculture Appropriations bill by a voice vote.

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President Biden on Thursday signed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act, a bill designed to improve shipping backlogs, into law.

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Approximately 25,000 family farms raise 95% of all U.S. broiler chickens, or chickens raised for meat—and Andy and Bonnie Lewis are one example of such an operation. The east coast Newark, Maryland, producers place 250,000 broilers each year in their two grow out houses. What’s more, Andy and Bonnie received the distinct honor of being named 2021 Delmarva Chicken Association Outstanding Growers, and they were selected because of their exemplary leadership example at the local and national levels. We took a moment to talk with Andy and Bonnie about what it’s like to raise chickens.

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The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) earlier this week announced the public call for nominations to the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.

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Broiler production forecast for 2022 is lowered on recent declines in average weights and broiler-type layer inventories, according to USDA’s latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook report. Broiler exports are adjusted up on recent data. Production, export, and import forecasts for 2023 are unchanged from last month. Broiler prices are adjusted down in the second quarter based on recent weakening in weekly prices.

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Broiler production is reduced on the pace of slaughter and recent hatchery data, according to USDA’s June World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report.

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USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) purchased chicken and chicken products as indicated below for the distribution to the child nutrition and other related domestic food assistance programs for Fiscal Year 2022.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending June 18, 2022 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 166,007,000 broilers, a 1-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

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