The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) today announced that the Australian Chicken Growers Council (ACGC) has joined the national peak farm body as an Associate Member. NFF President Brent Finlay says ACGC’s addition to the NFF family further enhances it strength as the united voice for farmers and, more broadly, agriculture across Australia. “The NFF exists to provide the united voice for farmers in national agricultural policy development, and to represent farmer’s interests to government and the wider community. Today, we are pleased to broaden our commodity base to also include Australian chicken meat growers,” Mr Finlay said. “ACGC joins 30 NFF members at the decision-making table, ensuring the needs of Australian chicken growers are represented at the national level. We are delighted to welcome ACGC into the NFF Family,” Mr Finlay said. The ACGC represents contract chicken meat growers on a number of key industry issues at the national level. These include research and development; food safety; animal health and welfare; environmental management and sustainability. The Australian chicken meat industry is a vitally important agricultural industry. An OECD-FAO report released this year states that chicken is set to become the world’s most consumed meat by 2020. For more information, visit the Australian Chicken Growers Council http://www.acgc.org.au/about_us/[website].