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USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) is projecting the U.S. will export $190 billion in agricultural exports next year, down $3.5 billion from its prior forecast in August and partially offset by gains in beef and poultry. Livestock, poultry and dairy...
In 1958, a carpenter named LC Powers built himself and his wife, Ruby Nell, a broiler house on their family’s land in northeast Georgia. The chicken house could hold 10,000 chicks, but there was barely enough electricity to power...
The 2022 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak has had relatively little impact on the broiler industry based on the volume of broiler meat produced in the United States. HPAI was detected in Indiana in February 2022 for the first...
Source: PoultryHealthToday.com Poultry veterinarians should not get hung up on the level of plaque-forming units (PFUs) to determine the strength of recombinant Marek’s vaccines, according to Isabel M. Gimeno, DVM, PhD, professor, North Carolina State University. Gimeno frequently fields questions from...
In response to relatively stronger net farm incomes, U.S. farm sector capital expenditures have increased dramatically in the last three years. In 2019, farm sector capital expenditures were approximately $30.1 billion. The forecasted value for 2022 is $44.2 billion....
A former line worker for Perdue Foods has sued the company for discrimination “due to her sex, pregnancy and disability,” after Perdue terminated her employment, according to court documents in the case. Jessica Thomas worked on a chicken processing line...
A former Wayne Farms employee is suing the company for negligence in hiring practices after he was stabbed last year by a coworker at the processor’s Decatur, Ala., chicken plant, according to local media reports. Cedric Owens was hospitalized after...
Tip 47 See the first of 2 checklists for investigating how well your hatchery is performing.  Stay tuned for part 2 and a second checklist.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) resurfaced this week in Illinois, where it had not been detected since spring, and continued to spread among commercial turkey operations in South Dakota. Three new outbreaks in South Dakota – in Charles Mix, Hamlin...
Source: CFO Dive Dive Brief: Tyson Foods CFO John R. Tyson pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of criminal trespass and public intoxication Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and other media outlets reported. A trial on the charges is scheduled...
Fremont, Neb.-based Lincoln Premium Poultry recognized three local families as their top poultry producers in the company’s inaugural annual awards ceremony. The poultry supplier to Costco Wholesale Club Corp. recognized the Oster Family of County Line Growers in Pottawattamie...
The USPOULTRY Foundation has awarded student recruiting grants totaling $306,366 to six universities with poultry science departments and 22 other institutions with industry-related programs. The grants are part of USPOULTRY Foundation’s annual funding of recruiting and retention efforts to...
Hormel Foods on Wednesday delivered disappointing earnings guidance for 2023, citing a higher pension expense and feed costs for its turkey business, which saw a 30% decline in volume in the last half of 2022, largely due to the...
Canada and Ontario investing $1.5 million to support biosecurity measures to reduce the spread of avian influenza The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $1.5 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to help eligible non-supply-managed poultry operations...
The governments of Peru and Ecuador on Wednesday declared three-month health emergencies because of outbreaks of bird flu, after a wave of cases led to tens of millions of poultry being slaughtered in Europe and the United States. Peru reported...

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