U.S. Consumers Still Buying Chicken and NCBA Supports Food & Energy Security Act
**Research presented at the 2022 Chicken Marketing Summit shows that U.S. consumers are still buying chicken.
The survey showed while consumers average rating for their current financial situation is “OK”, 87% are buying the same amount or more of fresh chicken compared to six months ago.
Chicken continues to be the healthy choice and is almost inflation-proof as USDA says Americans, on average, will eat a record 98.3 pounds of chicken per person this year.
**American Farmland Trust released its 2023 Farm Bill advocacy platform this week.
It’s a series of policy recommendations focused on supporting farmers and ranchers in protecting their land, combating climate change, and enabling a diverse new generation of farmers.
AFT president John Piotti (Pee-AHT-tee) says, our policy recommendations, developed with input from producers and experts, will help ensure the 2023 Farm Bill sets agriculture on a path towards a more resilient, profitable, and equitable future.
**The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association announced it supports the Food and Energy Security Act that requires federal regulators to disclose how proposed rules would impact food and energy prices.
The bill would also prohibit federal regulators from implementing any rule that increases food or energy prices if inflation is higher than 4.5 percent.
This year, inflation has consistently been over 7%, hitting a forty-year high of 9.1 percent in June.