With the Obama administration actively negotiating new free trade agreements with Asia and Europe, National Chicken Council adviser Kevin Brosch testified before the Senate Committee on Finance today about the effectiveness of the enforcement of any new agreements and the trade agreements the United States already has on the books.

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Industrias Bachoco SAB de CV, Mexico’s biggest chicken producer, is looking to gain a bigger share of the world’s largest poultry market through U.S. acquisitions, according to a Bloomberg report this week.

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USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on June 23 purchased chicken fajita strips as indicated below for distribution to the school lunch child nutrition and other related domestic food assistance programs for fiscal year 2014. A total of 36,000 pounds of large bulk chicken were not purchased due to no bids being received.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending June 28 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 162,260,000 broilers, no change from the same week a year earlier.

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