Registration is now open with early bird savings available for the 2020 Chicken Marketing Summit. This annual executive conference, hosted by WATT Global Media, is scheduled for July 19-21, 2020 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

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The Joint Poultry Industry Safety Award Program is currently accepting applications from poultry industry facilities with outstanding safety programs. The program is open to National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association members with poultry processing plants, further processing facilities, egg processing plants, hatcheries, feed mills and rendering facilities that, through the implementation of innovative and effective programs, have injury and illness rates below the industry average for three consecutive years.

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Chicken wings are synonymous with the Super Bowl and March Madness. But what about events and holidays in between the two?  Valentine’s Day is here, and consumers told NCC about their passion for chicken wings on their dating profile…

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As part of the effort to fight hunger, the 2020 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) raised $45,000 for the Atlanta Community Food Bank through its “Giving Back to Atlanta” campaign.

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The 2020 forecast for total red meat and poultry production is raised from last month on higher forecast beef, pork, and broiler production, according to USDA’s latest WASDE report.

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Case Farms achieved another safety milestone on Saturday, January 25th after their Goldsboro processing facility reached two million hours without experiencing an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable lost-time accident (LTA). The facility reached one million hours without a recordable LTA in September 2019.

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Associates from Perdue Farms’ operations in Perry, Georgia, recently presented a check for a record $182,514.22 to the United Way of Central Georgia. The contribution, a 20-percent increase from last year, included $166,514.22 in associate contributions and a $16,000 grant provided by the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms. Perdue employs 2,400 associates in Perry.

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Tyson Foods plans to expand the use of computer vision to track how much chicken moves through its plants, part of an effort to invest more in automation and artificial intelligence to cut costs and reduce waste, according to a Wall Street Journal article.

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USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), purchased chicken and chicken products, shelf stable chicken, and chicken fillets 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 February 15, 2020 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 173,722,000 broilers, an 8-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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