The House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee this week approved the FY2025 agriculture appropriations bill by voice vote.

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Senate Republicans release Farm Bill framework

On June 14, 2024, in Farm Bill, by David Elrod

Senate Republicans, led by Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR), this week released their priorities for the next Farm Bill.

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NCC recently filed comments to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) outlining the industry’s concerns regarding the new standard. Given the labeling and trade concerns, NCC requested further information and engagement with the industry before the new guidance is implemented.

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Congratulations to the winning foursome at this year’s NCC Board of Directors golf tournament at the Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, FL! (From L-R: Jimmy Paulakuhn with Phibro, Tom Hensley with Fieldale Farms, Chris Brakebush with Brakebush Brothers, and Drake Gurley with Live Oak Bank).

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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 Leader Member Spotlight is CJ Bio’s Vice President and GM of North America and NCC representative Joe Lucas. Joe also serves on NCC’s Executive Committee.

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USPOULTRY is offering a new training course entitled, “The Safe Response to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza.” The course provides educational instruction to industry workers on what avian influenza is; safe response methods; safe usage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); depopulation, decontamination and disposal methods; and general safety precautions. This training is intended to be a resource for workers and supervisors on safely responding to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) events.

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This week the Animal and Plant Inspection Service (APHIS) issued a proposed rule to amend the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) to “condition indemnity for low pathogenicity avian influenza on adherence to biosecurity plans, clarify existing provisions of the regulations, fix editorial errors, and align the regulations more closely with current producer practices.”

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USDA’s May 2024 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report showed positive production trends for the broiler market, reflecting increased economic strength compared to last month’s report.

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Consumers are significantly less likely to say that the U.S. has an affordable food supply than they were two years ago, according to a new consumer survey. According to the Gardner Food and Agricultural Policy Survey, 50.1 percent of consumers said in May that U.S. food is affordable, down from 55.6 percent in May 2023 and 59 percent in May 2022.

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The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.3 percent in April and 3.3 percent for all items since the previous year. The Federal Reserve’s targeted annual inflation rate is two percent.

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Chicken exports in April 2024 decreased 14.7 percent in quantity and decreased 7.8 percent in value when compared with April 2023, according to USDA.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending June 15, 2024, is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 167,705,000 broilers, no change from the same week a year earlier.

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