Dozens of media outlets this week have been reporting on a “national chicken wing shortage” taking place across the country. The National Chicken Council agreed some markets are tight, but stopped short of saying there was a shortage.

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President Biden this week signed Executive Orders (EOs) to form a federal task force to increase union membership and increase the power of workers to collectively bargain, and to mandate that federal contractors must provide an hourly minimum wage of $15.

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NCC on Tuesday joined nearly 300 agriculture and transportation companies and organizations in a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg urging immediate intervention to protect US exporters due to ongoing export capacity shortages to foreign markets.

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South Africa’s International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC), which administers the country’s trade laws, recently announced plans to conduct a tariff investigation on all poultry imports, according to a recent USDA Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report.

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Poultry certified wholesome during March 2021 (ready-to-cook weight) totaled 4.58 billion pounds, up three percent from the amount certified in March 2020, according to USDA’s latest Poultry Slaughter report.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) recently announced plans to purchase poultry products for the National School Lunch Program and other Federal food nutrition assistance programs.

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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 May 1, 2021 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 165,669,000 broilers, a 2-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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