NCC: Stop scapegoating meat, poultry companies for inflation, rising prices

NCC said the chicken industry is the least consolidated livestock sector
calendar icon 24 January 2022
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The National Chicken Council (NCC) released a statement in response to the Biden administration’s plans for more government intervention in the meat and poultry industries.

“While we haven’t seen any proposals, for the chicken industry, this looks like a solution in search of a problem," NCC president Mike Brown.

“The vast majority of chicken farmers are thriving, helping to produce America’s number one protein," said Brown. "In fact, chicken companies have waiting lists of potential family farmers that want to partner with them and enter into the chicken business."

Brown went on to say the chicken industry is the least consolidated livestock sector, adding that the market share of the top four companies has been virtually the same for the past 20 years.

“It’s time for The White House to stop playing chicken with our food system and stop using the meat industry as a scapegoat for the significant challenges facing our economy," Brown concluded. "This administration should be looking at the chicken industry as a model of success, instead of creating a boogeyman to justify an unnecessary and expensive foray into our meat supply.”

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