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on May 27, 2020

1.5 million North Carolina chickens depopulated

North Carolina’s assistant agriculture commissioner says the move is being made because of a current lack of processing capacity

About 1.5 million chickens are being depopulated in North Carolina due to a lack of available processing capacity as poultry plants deal with outbreaks of COVID-19 among workers.

Joe Reardon, the state’s assistant agriculture commissioner, said the depopulation has already started, but did not elaborate on where, saying the culling…

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