Early Friday morning, the House Agriculture Committee completed a 14+ hour markup of its 2024 Farm Bill, passing the measure out of committee by a 33-21 vote. Four Democrats joined all Committee Republicans in voting for the legislation, including Reps. Sanford Bishop (D-GA), Erik Sorensen (D-IL), Yadira Caravao (D-CO), and Don Davis (D-NC).

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This Memorial Day weekend, NCC honors America’s military men and women who lost their lives in service to our country. We will never forget their sacrifices to ensure the United States remains the land of the free.

 

Each week, NCC will feature in a short spotlight column the official representative from each of our Allied Leader and Allied Member companies. This week’s Allied Member Spotlight is WL Port-Land Systems’ President and NCC representative Craig Martin.

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House of Raeford Farms on Monday announced the awarding of $80,000 in college scholarships to 32 outstanding students through its 11th Annual House of Raeford Farms Scholarship Program, according to a company press release. This year’s number of scholarship recipients sets a new record, reflecting the company’s deep commitment to supporting the educational aspirations of its extended family.

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The Association of Poultry Processors and Poultry Trade in the EU Countries (AVEC) has published a new study analyzing in depth the additional costs and likely implications of adopting the “European Chicken Commitment” (ECC) in the EU. This activist-led campaign is similar to the “Better Chicken Commitment” in the U.S.

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Join NCC at the Chicken Marketing Summit on July 29-31 in Birmingham, Alabamaas we explore the factors that shape the food choices of Gen Z and Gen Alpha, who will soon become the primary food purchasers for themselves and their families. Registration is open, with early savings available until May 31. The event will occur July 29-31, 2024, at the Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa.

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USDA reported this week in its monthly slaughter report that the April 2024 ready-to-cook weight (poultry certified wholesome) total was 4.43 billion pounds, up 10 percent from the same time in 2023.

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USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) purchased bulk chicken products for their Child Nutrition and other related Domestic Food Distribution Programs.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending May 25, 2024, is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 170,188,000 broilers, a 1-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

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