Brazilian broiler exports for 2014 are now expected to increase by 3 percent, 2 percent lower than the previous estimate by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Global Agricultural Informatin Network (GAIN) report.

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On February 28, Mexico’s Secretariat of Economy (SE) announced an amendment to length of a previous authorization under which Mexican companies can import 300,000 metric tons of poultry (specifically, chicken) meat duty-free, via a tariff rate quota (TRQ) regime, according to USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report.

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The EU broiler meat production estimate for 2014 has been revised upward slightly from its previous estimates, according to a USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report.

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Canadian consumers are likely to consume more chicken this year than previously expected, according to a USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN).

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which bans retaliation against whistleblowers applies not only to employees of public companies but also to employees of contractors and subcontractors who carry out work for public companies.

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Michael Helgeson, National Chicken Council Chairman, has announced the names of additional industry representatives who will serve on the following NCC 2014 standing committees:

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Intended U.S. placements of broiler pullet chicks for the hatchery supply flock for January 2014 were 6,470,000, a 3-percent increase when compared with the 6,303,000 pullet chicks placed in January 2013, according to the “Chickens and Eggs” report issued last week by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

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U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending March 8 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 146,446,000 broilers, 5-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

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