Chicken prices have stayed strong, but a jump in fourth-quarter production will lead to significant softening in November and December, a Wall Street analyst is predicting as reported by Meatingplace.

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Dr. Craig A Morris, deputy administrator of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Livestock and Seed Program  is slated to speak at the National Chicken Council’s 60th Annual Conference scheduled Wednesday, October 29-Thursday, October 30.

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Administrator of USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service Alfred V. Almanza has been named deputy under secretary for food safety.

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A newly emerged stain of avian influenza, H5N6, is spreading throughout southeast Asia, warned the United Nations Foods and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) in a statement today thanked U.S. trade officials “for diligently working to achieve an outcome in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations that would benefit all sectors of our nation’s economy, including agriculture,” and expressed “deep disappointment in Japan’s continuing rejection of the fundamental terms of a successful TPP agreement, as agreed upon by leaders of all participating TPP nations prior to Japan’s entry into the negotiations last year.”

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The U.S. Treasury Department unveiled new measures this week to slow the pace of deals by which American companies cut their taxes by moving elsewhere, clamping down on the practice known as inversions.

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The Chicken Roost congratulates Ashley Kinkade, winner of the #chickenmonth contest.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending September 27 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 160,537,000 broilers, a 2-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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