The National Chicken Council (NCC) and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) this week have made available an updated economic impact study that highlights the increased positive impact the chicken industry has on jobs, wages, and federal and state revenue in the United States.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture provided its final 2014 crop estimates with the January World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report issued on Monday, January 12.

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China has announced that it has banned all imports of U.S. poultry, poultry products, and eggs as a result of recent outbreaks in the United States of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in non-commercial flocks and wild birds in the Pacific Northwest.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending January 17 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 165,152,000 broilers, a 5-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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