News and analysis for the global poultry industry.

Emma Cottrell

Emma Cottrell is an Associate Editor at WATT Global Media. 



The Claudia Sanders Dinner House: A photo-essay

The 3.01 acre property includes Colonel Sanders memorabilia like a letter from President Richard Nixon

Many are familiar with Kentucky Fried Chicken's founder and face of the company Colonel Sanders, full name Harland Sanders, but fewer know the impact that his wife, Claudia Sanders, had on his success.

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Plant protein makes headway in U.S. consumer diets

According to a University of Minnesota survey, over 30% of U.S. consumers intend to incorporate more alternative plant protein into their diets

With a rise in climate consciousness, more consumers in the U.S. are substituting meat protein with alternative plant protein. 

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Federal judge moves forward with price-fixing lawsuit

U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin certified the plaintiff classes who allege poultry producers create artificial scarcity to increase prices

U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin has certified the plaintiff classes in the various class action lawsuits regarding price fixing in the poultry industry.

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APHIS receives $400 million to contain avian flu outbreak

As of May 2022, HPAI has been detected in 35 U.S. states affecting more than 37.9 million birds

To continue supporting highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) relief efforts, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has approved the transfer of $400 million from the Commodity Credit Corporation to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).

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Minnesota launches Bird Flu Basics campaign

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health and the University of Minnesota have created social media graphics to inform backyard flock owners

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has partnered with the University of Minnesota Extension’s poultry program to spread awareness about highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

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