posted on June 12, 2015 at 1:13 PM
The number of birds impacted by Avian Flu topped 47 million this week, even as the temperature warmed up, slowing the spread of the virus. Nearly three-quarters of the infected poultry were hens. Turkeys and chickens across 21 states have been...
posted on May 22, 2015 at 5:38 PM
Iowa, the nation’s top egg producer, and Minnesota, which leads the country in turkey production, are taking the hardest hit for H5N2, also known as avian flu. Estimates released this week assess the economic costs of the virus, at close to $1...
posted on May 8, 2015 at 4:42 PM
Bird flu has badly shaken the Midwest poultry industry, which has lost nearly 28 million chickens and turkeys already. Farmers are facing huge losses, and one plant laid off workers Tuesday because of short supplies.
posted on May 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM
A state of emergency was declared Friday by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad with nearly 17 million chickens and turkeys dead, dying or scheduled to be euthanized due to a widening bird flu outbreak.
posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:11 PM
Tyson Foods says it wants to stop using human antibiotics in its U.S. chicken houses by September 2017 and that it will explore doing the same in its beef, pork and turkey operations.
posted on April 24, 2015 at 4:59 PM
Some international trade partners are declining to buy egg and poultry products from states affected by a deadly strain of bird flu while others are excluding imports only from counties where the virus has surfaced.
posted on April 10, 2015 at 3:00 PM
A deadly strain of bird flu was confirmed Friday at four more turkey farms in Minnesota, raising the number of farms affected in the country's top turkey-producing state to 13 and the toll at farms across the Midwest to over 1 million.
posted on April 2, 2015 at 3:48 PM
A bird flu strain that's deadly to poultry has shown up in a commercial turkey flock in South Dakota and a fourth turkey farm in Minnesota.
posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:24 PM
Standards proposed Wednesday by the Agriculture Department aim to reduce rates of salmonella and campylobacter, another pathogen that can cause symptoms similar to salmonella, in chicken parts, ground chicken and ground turkey. The standards...
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posted on August 31, 2012 at 11:01 AM
RAEFORD, N.C. (AP) -- A former employee of a Butterball plant in North Carolina has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty after he was seen on videotape abusing turkeys.Brian Douglas was one of several people shown stomping, kicking and bashing live...
posted on November 23, 2011 at 3:24 PM
With a wave of his hand, President Barack Obama on Wednesday gave two plump turkeys a Thanksgiving reprieve, noting that without his intervention, "they'd end up next to the mashed potatoes and stuffing."
posted on November 10, 2011 at 11:28 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's going to cost a bit more to put a
traditional Thanksgiving dinner on the table this year.
The American Farm Bureau Federation reported Thursday that a
meal with turkey...
posted on August 19, 2011 at 1:35 PM
Minnesota-based Cargill Inc. has resumed production of ground turkey at an Arkansas plant linked to a salmonella outbreak.