The House and Senate on Thursday passed a Continuing Resolution to temporarily fund the government at current levels through February 18, 2022 as negotiations continue on full funding bills for FY2022.

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The National Chicken Council (NCC) believes cell-cultured products must be marketed in an appropriate manner that clearly conveys their basic nature to consumers and avoids confusion between cell-cultured protein products and traditional animal protein products.

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NCC joined 26 organizations in a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in advance of the upcoming 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), which focuses on the work of the World Trade Organization (WTO), to call for reforms.

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Allen Harim Foods, LLC, based in Millsboro, DE, has re-joined the National Chicken Council as a processor member company. Mickey Baugher, CEO, will serve as the official representative to NCC.

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Restaurant Brands International, based in Miami, FL, has joined the National Chicken Council as an allied member company. Tiago Brilhante, director of QA PLK, US&C, will serve as the official representative to NCC.

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Stillwell Consultative Services, LLC, based in Springdale, AR, has joined the National Chicken Council as an allied member company. Dr. Scott Stillwell, president and CEO, will serve as the official representative to NCC.

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Sanderson Farms has been recognized by Newsweek magazine as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies for 2022, according to a company press release. This list is presented by Newsweek and Statista, Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

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Broiler-type chicks hatched during October 2021 totaled 811 million, up one percent from October 2020. Eggs in incubators totaled 701 million on November 1, 2021, up 5 percent from a year ago, according to USDA latest Chickens and Eggs Report.

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USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) purchased 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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Poultry certified wholesome during October 2021 (ready-to-cook weight) totaled 4.37 billion pounds, down one percent from the amount certified in October 2020. The September 2021 revised certified total at 4.46 billion pounds, was up one percent from September 2020. The September revision represented an increase of 2.51 million pounds from last month’s preliminary pounds certified, according to USDA’s latest Poultry Slaughter report.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending December 4, 2021 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 168,096,000 broilers, a 1-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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