The National Chicken Council, Washington, D.C.; National Turkey Federation, Washington, D.C.; USA Poultry & Egg Export Council, Stone Mountain, Ga.; and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, Tucker, Ga., signed a collaboration agreement while at the 2013 International Production & Processing Expo, Jan. 29-31. The agreement defines each organizations mission areas and membership, outlines the existing collaborative efforts they share and describes future collaborative efforts.

“Our four trade associations have a long history of collaborating and supporting each other. 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,” says the group.

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.

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