FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 9, 2009
CONTACT: Richard L. Lobb, (202) 296-2622 ext. 119
“America’s chicken producer/processors congratulate Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas on her elevation to the chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry,” the National Chicken Council said in a statement today. “We have worked with Senator Lincoln on many occasions and have always been impressed by her interest, concern, and knowledge of the issues. With Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia as the ranking minority member, the committee is being led by legislators with a strong interest in the poultry industry.”
The National Chicken Council represents integrated chicken producer-processors, the companies that produce and process chickens. Member companies of NCC account for approximately 95 percent of the chicken sold in the United States.