The National Chicken Council (NCC) used Monday’s article by Reuters as an opportunity to reiterate the fact that the majority of antibiotics approved for use in raising chickens are not used in human medicine, and those that are will be phased out for growth promotion purposes by December, 2016.

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) recently  released a report on the ongoing “food versus fuel debate” entitled, “Corn Prices are Plunging, … So What about Retail Food Prices?”  Not surprisingly, RFA used every trick in the book to understate the true cost of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to consumers.

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President Barack Obama’s President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) yesterday issued their report, as the request of the president, on combating antibiotic resistance.

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Labor Day has come and gone, summer is almost over, and time is running out for the Obama administration to act on ethanol.

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Legislation to prevent a government shutdown is headed to President Barack Obama’s desk after the House and Senate this week cleared the must-pass measure.

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National Chicken Council Allied Leader member companies are providing financial support through sponsorships during NCC’s upcoming 60th Annual Conference scheduled October 29-30 at the Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C.

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U.S. beef imports are forecast to run 19 percent above the 2013 level and total 2.68 billion pounds this year, according to USDA in its monthly Livestock, Dairy and Poultry report.

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President Obama will not now announce any plans to take executive action to change immigration policy until after the November mid-term elections, despite the fact that he was promising this summer that he would act before the end of the summer.

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Cumberland County, North Carolina commissioners have delayed indefinitely a decision on whether to allow Sanderson Farms to build an 1,000-worker chicken plant in Fayetteville, according to the fayobserver.com.

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Trade Promotion Authority remains high on the list of priorities for business groups.  The Business Roundtable and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) are among the slew of groups that are aggressively pushing for action on fast-track authority before this Congress closes up shop for the year.

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The World Trade Organization (WTO) announced recently that a new mediation procedure to help members settle their differences on food safety and animal and plant health measures has officially been agreed since no objections were raised by the September 5 deadline.

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USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on September 16 purchased chicken and chicken products as indicated below for distribution to the school lunch child nutrition and other related domestic food assistance programs for fiscal year 2014.

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