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Top 10 turkey companies in the United States

Ten largest turkey producers produced almost 5.9 billion pounds in 2019
The ten largest turkey producers in the United States collectively slaughtered nearly 5.9 billion pounds of live turkeys in the United States in 2019, according to information gathered for the WATTAgNet Top Companies Database.
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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 in North Carolina 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.
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Ross Milne

VIDEO: COVID-19 impacting poultry producers' insurance policies

Understanding business interruption insurance, financial loss, changes to worker compensation policies and other risk management topics relating to insurance is critical as the industry works through COVID-19
Business interruption insurance, financial loss, changes to worker compensation policies and other risk management topics relating to poultry producer insurance are all among the important points poultry producers need to consider as the pandemic continues to disrupt poultry businesses.
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FAO: Meat plant workflows must change to protect laborers

Industry changes ‘will require some engineering and some thinking’
While the meat and poultry industry has taken a number of measures to protect its workers during the COVID-19 outbreak, more needs to be done, said Maximo Torero Cullen, assistant director-general and chief economist for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
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100 days of COVID-19 in the poultry industry (and in life)

Although at the beginning of the year we could not imagine how things would be in May, poultry production has more or less continued producing.
Indeed, China sneezed and spread pneumonia to the rest of the world, something that hardly resembles the Mexican saying that "when the United States sneezes, Mexico gets the flu."
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