News and analysis for the global poultry industry.

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.

ARTICLES

Gov. Laura Kelly.jpg

Governor touts Kansas’ commitment to biosecurity

Laura Kelly says state has been a leader in avian influenza, COVID-19 response

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly says she is proud of the work done in the state to help control and contain the spread of human and animal disease, and that she expects the state to become even more of a leader in agricultural biosecurity.


Read more
Tyson-employees-face-coverings.jpg

Tyson: Trump demanded plants operate during pandemic

Tyson Foods files petition with U.S. Supreme Court, stating it shouldn’t be liable for COVID-related deaths

Tyson Foods, faced with lawsuits over the death of plant workers during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court, stating that the Trump Administration demanded that its plants remain open.


Read more
avian-influenza-virus-1.jpg

COVID-19 made avian influenza easier to understand

Poultry veterinarian says general public can relate the mutation of the coronavirus to the mutation of avian influenza

People outside of the poultry industry are now better able to comprehend how new avian influenza strains form after experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic, said Dr. Julie Helm, Clemson University poultry veterinarian and South Carolina National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) inspector.


Read more
foster_farms_chicken_packaging_dori_code.jpg

Foster Farms cited by California Labor Commissioner

Commissioner’s office alleges company and staffing agencies it works with failed to inform temporary workers of available COVID-19 sick paid leave

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office cited Foster Farms and three staffing agencies that provide workers to the company for allegedly failing to inform 3,476 temporary workers of their available COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave.


Read more
Tyson-employees-face-coverings.jpg

Tyson reflects on earnings, poultry and COVID-19

Tyson executives report the first quarterly financial statement of the year, as well as address its response to COVID-19 and avian influenza

Tyson Foods, Inc. released its first financial statement for the first quarter of 2022 at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference on February 23.


Read more
Coronovirus-fears-masked-man

Tyson Foods lifts US employee mask mandate

But company will continue to require workers to wear masks at facilities where state and local laws still call for them

Tyson Foods will no longer to require its workers to wear masks at company facilities, except for in areas where state or local laws still mandate that masks be worn.


Read more
Mink coat.jpg

Anti-mink farming bill should concern poultry industry

While proponents try to paint it as a bill to slow the spread of COVID-19, it is more about the animal rights agenda

A legislative rider that would ban commercial mink farming in the United States was added to the America COMPETES Act of 2022, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives.


Read more