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COVID-19 could worsen poultry, pork worker shortage

National Pork Producers Council, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation have concerns over worker shortage, and say outbreak could be another reason to look at guestworker policy reform
U.S. poultry and pork industry groups are concerned that the ongoing labor shortage could worsen due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Of impacts, nonsense and COVID-19

The great epidemics have always impacted humanity along with what we produce, including poultry, but what we see today is particular.
Like everyone, I think this issue of the coronavirus is starting to get tiresome.
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IEC business conference postponed over COVID-19 concerns

IEC Business Conference in The Hague will instead take place in April 2021
Due to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 (formerly known as novel coronavirus), the International Egg Commission (IEC) executive board has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 IEC Business Conference in The Hague. The conference will now take place on April 11-13, 2021.
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Despite COVID-19, Brazil exports more animal protein

In February, Brazilian companies exported 10% more chicken and 54.6% more pork, which also had a positive impact on revenue.
Brazilian chicken and pork producers must be delighted. According to the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA), chicken meat exports (of all products, fresh and processed) totaled 384,400 metric tons (MT) this past February, a 10% improvement when compared to the same month last year.
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VIV MEA postponed due to coronavirus

Event rescheduled for August 31 to September 2
The VIV MEA management team has decided to postpone VIV MEA 2020 to August 31 to September 2, 2020, in Abu Dhabi due to the situation report #39 from the World Health Organization published on February 28 in which the risk assessment for the regional level as well as the global level changed from high to very high.
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Chicken rumors no help in COVID-19 control

Coronavirus posts on social media in India and Pakistan warning of the dangers of eating chicken are harming poultry producers and do nothing to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Rumors circulating in India, associating the novel coronavirus with poultry consumption, do nothing to stop the spread of the virus, and do more harm than good.
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