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September 18, 2012

National Chicken Council and other groups say economic harm more apparent with USDA’s reduction

National Chicken Council and other groups say economic harm more apparent with USDA’s latest reduction in corn crop estimate

USDA’s monthly "World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates" (WASDE) report this week confirmed further deterioration in this year’s U.S. corn harvest, thus exacerbating an already dire situation, the National Chicken Council and other animal agricultural organizations said in a press release Wednesday. The coalition of livestock, poultry, meat and dairy groups renewed their call for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue a full, one-year waiver from the RFS in an effort to provide producers with some economic relief and to create a more balanced playing field for the end users of corn. Read More

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