NCC on November 29 submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding a July notice of rulemaking that would further expand the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

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Japan’s parliament has approved a trade deal that was agreed upon by President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in September earlier this year. The deal, which cuts tariffs between the two countries, takes effect at the beginning of next year.  The deal cleared Japan’s upper house on Wednesday after clearing the more powerful lower house earlier.

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Mountaire Farms opened its Selbyville warehouse doors November 25 for volunteers to take part in the 25th Thanksgiving for Thousands.  This year, 10,000 boxes were packed by hundreds of volunteers and another 10,000 were packed at plants in North Carolina.

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Chicken exports in October 2019 decreased 2.8 percent in quantity and 0.6 percent in value when compared with October 2018.

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PB Holdings LLC and Cornerstone Processing LLC has announced they will open a poultry processing plant in Pine Bluff, Arkansas creating up to 150 new jobs in its initial wave of hiring.

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A Maryland company has announced plans to build what could be the first large-scale facility on the Delmarva Peninsula for converting poultry manure and other organic waste into energy. Bioenergy DevCo, based in Columbia, has struck a 20-year deal with Perdue Farms to take over the composting operation Perdue has in Delaware.

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McDonald’s is testing two new chicken sandwiches made with a new chicken filet.  McDonald’s has kicked off a test of its new crispy chicken sandwich and the deluxe crispy chicken sandwich at McDonald’s locations in Houston, Texas and Knoxville, Tennessee.

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USDA announces details of the 96th Agricultural Outlook Forum program, held February 20-21, 2020 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, Virginia.

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USDA on December 4, announced the purchase of chicken fillets as indicated below for distribution to the child nutrition and other related domestic food assistance programs for fiscal year 2020.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending December 7, 2019 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 173,590,000 broilers, a 6-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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