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Governor touts Kansas’ commitment to biosecurity

Laura Kelly says state has been a leader in avian influenza, COVID-19 response

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly says she is proud of the work done in the state to help control and contain the spread of human and animal disease, and that she expects the state to become even more of a leader in agricultural biosecurity.


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Tyson: Trump demanded plants operate during pandemic

Tyson Foods files petition with U.S. Supreme Court, stating it shouldn’t be liable for COVID-related deaths

Tyson Foods, faced with lawsuits over the death of plant workers during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court, stating that the Trump Administration demanded that its plants remain open.


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COVID-19 made avian influenza easier to understand

Poultry veterinarian says general public can relate the mutation of the coronavirus to the mutation of avian influenza

People outside of the poultry industry are now better able to comprehend how new avian influenza strains form after experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic, said Dr. Julie Helm, Clemson University poultry veterinarian and South Carolina National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) inspector.


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Foster Farms cited by California Labor Commissioner

Commissioner’s office alleges company and staffing agencies it works with failed to inform temporary workers of available COVID-19 sick paid leave

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office cited Foster Farms and three staffing agencies that provide workers to the company for allegedly failing to inform 3,476 temporary workers of their available COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave.


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Tyson reflects on earnings, poultry and COVID-19

Tyson executives report the first quarterly financial statement of the year, as well as address its response to COVID-19 and avian influenza

Tyson Foods, Inc. released its first financial statement for the first quarter of 2022 at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference on February 23.


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