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Turkey is a bird; Türkiye is a country

United Nations approves changing of the country’s name as its government hopes to improve its image and eliminate confusion

Türkiye has replaced Turkey as the name of the Middle Eastern country, but will that eliminate confusion between the nation and the bird?


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A turkey sandwich craze on a smaller scale

There’s been a lot of talk about chicken sandwiches, but turkey has an appeal that can’t be denied

With the nationwide chicken sandwich craze going strong for the past two years, it could be time to start thinking about a turkey sandwich craze. 




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Why are more turkey flocks infected with avian flu?

About four times as many turkey flocks have been affected than chicken flocks in the U.S. in 2022

Why does it appear that U.S. turkeys are more susceptible to a highly pathogenic avian influenza infection than chickens? Dr. David Swayne of the United States Department of Agriculture offers a possible explanation.


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ISU dedicates turkey teaching and research facility

Made possible through private gifts, the facility honors Iowa State professor and industry expert Stanley L. Balloun

Iowa State University dedicated the new Stanley L. Balloun Turkey Teaching and Research Facility, the only facility of its kind focused on turkey production at a major university.


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Brandon Achen promoted to CEO of West Liberty Foods

Having served as president of the company since 2020, Achen will also be the CEO upon Ed Garrett’s retirement

Brandon Achen has been promoted to president and chief executive officer of West Liberty Foods, effective May 31, 2022.


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APHIS: Only 1 commercial HPAI case since May 3

The only case to be confirmed within past four days involved a flock of 20,000 turkeys in Wisconsin

Of the most recent cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the United States confirmed in recent days, only one of those involved a commercial poultry flock.


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