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Coronavirus

Read in-depth analysis on how global poultry trade is affected by Coronavirus COVID-19 and how the pandemic is impacting growers and producers. Find the latest news on vaccine research, poultry market outlooks, production biosecurity measures to keep birds and feed safe and the long-term economic ramifications of the outbreak.

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Biden ties market concentration to higher meat prices

North American Meat Institute and Tyson Foods disagree with administration’s assessment

U.S. President Joe Biden and his administration say a lack of competition in the meat and poultry industry is playing a key role in the rising prices at the consumer level, and because of those beliefs, the administration is promising to take action by enforcing antitrust laws and boost competition.


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$1 billion in aid available for contract growers

USDA makes funds available through Consolidated Appropriations Act

Farmers who were previously ineligible for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) can now apply for aid thanks to collaboration between the American Farm Bureau, lawmakers and USDA. 


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UCFW protests Tyson vaccine requirement

The union will meet with the meatpacking company to discuss concerns in the next few weeks.
The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) raised objections to the recently-announced Tyson Foods vaccine mandate, citing concerns that the requirement did not wait until the vaccine was fully approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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2 Sisters’ Boparan: UK food supply at risk

Ranjit Singh Boparan says food sector is experiencing unique and era-defining challenges
The founder of 2 Sisters Food Group claims U.K. supermarket shelves will be bare and panic buying will intensify unless critical issues currently threatening the U.K. food supply are solved promptly.
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