“We are thankful and support the action that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken, and appreciate the one year volume reduction, but, quite frankly, chicken producers need a much longer term and permanent solution,” said National Chicken Council President Mike Brown Thursday in testimony at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) public hearing on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said yesterday that the expiring farm bill should get a one-month extension while negotiators work out differences on cuts of food stamps, how to restructure the subsidy programs, and other issues.

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USDA’s  Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) this week released its Salmonella Action Plan that outlines the steps it will take to address the most pressing problem it faces–Salmonella in meat and poultry products.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending December 7 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 155,603,000 broilers, a 2-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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