The National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council, and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association signed a collaboration agreement while at the 2013 International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Ga., according to a USPOULTRY press release. The agreement defines the organizations’ mission areas and membership, outlines the existing collaborative efforts they all share, and describes future collaborative efforts.
While each of these organizations have their own strengths and focus points, the agreement elaborates on how these strengths are shared among the organizations to effectively and efficiently serve and represent the poultry industry.
“Our four trade associations have a long history of collaborating and supporting each other," stated the group. "In recent years, the scope and breadth of that collaboration has accelerated rapidly. While we each have our own respective mission areas, we recognize and have acted upon multiple opportunities to more efficiently and effectively represent our industry. We pledge to seek out additional opportunities in the future under the guidance and direction of our respective boards.”
The agreement was signed by Paul Hill, past chairman, National Turkey Federation; Mike Brown, president, National Chicken Council; James Sumner, president, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council; and John Starkey, president, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association.