Chicken wing reigns supreme according to NCC’s Annual Chicken Wing Report.  The chicken sandwich may have won 2019, but the chicken wing will still reign supreme over the big game in 2020. The National Chicken Council yesterday released its annual Chicken Wing Report, projecting Americans to consume a record-breaking 1.4 billion chicken wings during Super Bowl LIV weekend.

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Clint Rivers, National Chicken Council Chairman, has announced the names of those industry representatives who will serve on NCC’s 2020 Marketing and Safety & Health Committees.

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army on Thursday finalized a revised definition for waters of the United States (WOTUS).

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Tyson Foods has announced the creation of the Coalition for Global Protein, a new initiative aimed at developing sustainable protein options and to find sustainable solutions to producing protein.  To mark the coalition’s launch, Tyson convened leaders from the global protein industry as well as academia, non-governmental organizations, and financial institutions in Davos, Switzerland, alongside the 50th World Economic Forum held January 21-24.

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Forbes has named Perdue Farms a “Best Employer for Diversity 2020.” This is the second year the company has been featured on the list.

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Cobb-Vantress recently hosted a diverse group of animal welfare experts at its global headquarters in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, to discuss the advancement of flock health and well-being.

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The United States egg production totaled 9.80 billion during December 2019, a 4-percent increase from last year. Production included 8.59 billion table eggs, and 1.21 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.12 billion were broiler-type and 88.6 million were egg type. The total number of layers during December 2019 averaged 403 million, a 3-percent increase from last year. December egg production, per 100 layers was 2,429 eggs, a 1-percent increase from December 2018.

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USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), on January 17, 2020, purchased chicken and 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 January 25, 2020 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 167,313,000 broilers, a 6-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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