Maryland’s Attorney General Brian Frosh on Monday filed a notice that the state would seek an appeal to Montgomery County court decision that reversed the state’s 2020 Clean Water Act discharge permit that was issued by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE).

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President Biden this week nominated Doug Parker to lead the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). His nomination follows on the heels of the U.S. Senate’s approval of former Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to be Secretary of Labor.

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The COVID-19 global pandemic changed how consumers shopped, prepared and even thought about food. These changes could be long-lasting so chicken brands need to be prepared to meet the needs and desires of the post-pandemic chicken consumer. “What will the future of our meals look like now that we’ve changed?” Kevin Ryan, CEO, Malachite Strategy and Research, said. “There is a new normal. There is a new way of thinking. What is that going to look like for the center of plates?” Ryan will discuss the societal and consumer trends that will shape the future of food at the 2021 Chicken Marketing Summit.

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Tyson Foods announced this week it donated nearly 2,000 pounds of chicken to local fire and sheriff’s departments on the Eastern Shore.

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First-quarter broiler production forecast was lowered at 3.27 billion pounds, a year-over-year decrease of 4.3 percent, while the second-quarter production forecast was increased on hatchery data. The broiler export forecast and price forecast were unchanged.

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USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) purchased chicken and 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 April 17, 2021 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 166,206,000 broilers, an 11-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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