US chicken industry “voice” names new top team

The new chairman of the US National Chicken Council (NCC) is Mike Popowycz, vice chairman and chief financial officer of Case Foods, North Carolina,

Stepping up to the role of NCC vice chairman for 2016-2017 is Ben Harrison, president and chief executive officer of Amick Farms, South Carolina and Maryland.

NCC’s member companies account for approximately 95% of the chickens produced in the US, with the organisation stating its primary purpose as being the “voice” of the US broiler chicken industry in Washington, DC.

The Council’s mission is to:

  • influence important legislative and regulatory policies and government programs that affect chicken;
  • communicate with Washington policymakers and the media about chicken production, processing and products;
  • affect domestic and international trade policy to maintain and expand foreign markets for U.S. chicken; and,
  • promote and protect the image and reputation of the industry.

Headline image shows Mike Popowycz (left) and Ben Harrison

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