Chicken exports in February 2013 decreased  10.2 percent in quantity and declined 8.2 percent in value.

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Bill Roenigk, senior vice president of the National Chicken Council since 1974, will become a consultant to NCC starting in June 2013.

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To assist in developing its negotiating positions, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is requesting public input on the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement with the European Union by holding a hearing on May 29-30 in Washington, D.C.

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All eight Republican members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Thursday wrote to Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) questioning the agency’s decision to release personal and confidential business information related to recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests from environmental groups.

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USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) this week published for comment a proposed new system of records, GIPSA-1, Packers and Stockyards Automated System (PAS).

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Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C. has joined the National Chicken Council as an allied industry member.

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During the fourth quarter of 2012, there were 330 chicken sandwiches on quick-service restaurants (QSR) across the country compared with 323 beef burgers, according to Mintel who compiled data for BurgerBusiness.com.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending April 6 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 153,375,000 broilers, a 4-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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