There’s been a steady drumbeat from the Biden administration painting the meat and poultry industry as the villain for the recent rise in meat and poultry prices in the grocery store. “The administration’s rhetoric has been surprising given President Biden’s long history of support for the chicken industry, stemming from his 30-plus years as a senator representing Delaware, a state where chickens outnumber people and where chicken is the number one agricultural commodity,” said NCC President Mike Brown in an op-ed that ran yesterday on DelmarvaNow.com, a leading publication in Delaware and on the Eastern Shore, which is part of the USA Today network.

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NCC’s inaugural Broiler Sustainability Report won First Place in Region 6 (Chesapeake, Eastern, Ohio) of the Best of National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Awards for Company Publications – Annual Reports.

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Mark Kaminsky, National Chicken Council Chairman of the Board, has announced the names of those industry representatives who will serve on NCC’s 2022 Broiler Welfare, Communications, and Technical & Regulatory Committees. 

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Reopening economies, increasing vaccination levels, and stronger economic conditions are all expected to be tailwinds to global poultry markets in 2022, Rabobank’s senior animal protein analyst Nan-Dirk Mulder said in the bank’s Poultry Quarterly Q1 2022 report.

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Broiler production was adjusted up in the fourth quarter of 2021 and the first quarter of 2022 based on recent data, according to USDA’s Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook report.

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Broiler-type chicks hatched during December 2021 totaled 846 million, down slightly from December 2020. Eggs in incubators totaled 712 million on January 1, 2022, up slightly from a year ago, according to USDA’s latest Chickens and Eggs 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 2022.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending January 22, 2022 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 160,366,000 broilers, a 2-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

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