Tom Vilsack on Tuesday was confirmed by the Senate for a second stint as Secretary of Agriculture, previously serving under President Obama from 2009 to 2017. The vote was 92-7.

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Every five years, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) release the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. What’s abundantly clear in the 2020-2025 report is that chicken is a lean protein source that can help Americans meet the new guidelines across all life stages. Want to know how? Here are four ways.

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Older women who eat poultry face lower risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD), all-cause mortality and dementia-related mortality, according to new findings published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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The National Chicken Council on Wednesday joined 70 other organizations in a letter to President Joe Biden requesting support for agricultural exports due to ongoing ocean carrier activity preventing the affordable and dependable delivery of agricultural goods to international markets.

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The 2021 edition of Chicken Marketing Summit, hosted by WATT Global Media, is scheduled for July 18-20, 2021, at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

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Simmons Foods on Thursday announced it is ranked number one among food companies on Forbes 2021 list of America’s Best Midsize Employers. The 2021 list specifically focused on companies that adapted and supported their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Hydrite Chemical Co., based in Brookfield, WI, has joined the National Chicken Council as an allied member company. Kesha Booth, technical director, will serve as the official representative to NCC.

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Poultry certified wholesome during January 2021 (ready-to-cook weight) totaled 4.11 billion pounds, down nine percent from the amount certified in January 2020. The December 2020 revised certified total at 4.24 billion pounds, was up two percent from December 2019. The December revision represented an increase of 9.15 million pounds from last month’s preliminary pounds certified.

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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 2021.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending February 27, 2021 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 180,520,000 broilers, a 6-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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