Latest Poultry farming News

USDA getting tougher on salmonella in chicken products

Aug. 01, 2022 10:24 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government on Monday announced proposed new regulations that would force food processors to reduce the amount of salmonella bacteria found in some raw chicken products or risk being shut down. The proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture rules...

Feds sue poultry producers, alleging unfair worker practices

Jul. 25, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday against some of the largest poultry producers in the U.S. along with a proposed settlement seeking to end what it claims have been longstanding deceptive and abusive practices for workers. The suit, filed in federal...

Climate change a factor in 'unprecedented' South Asia floods

Jun. 22, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

SYLHET, Bangladesh (AP) — Scientists say climate change is a factor behind the erratic and early rains that triggered unprecedented floods in Bangladesh and northeastern India, killing dozens and making lives miserable for millions of others. Although the region is no stranger to...

Bird flu arrives in Southwest after millions of birds die

Jun. 09, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona officials have confirmed the first cases in the Southwest of a bird flu that has led to the deaths of 37 million birds from commercial farms in the central and eastern U.S. The disease was spotted after tests by federal wildlife officials in three wild...

Georgia officials find bird flu strain in domesticated flock

Jun. 02, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

VIDALIA, Ga. (AP) — Officials have confirmed a highly contagious variety of bird flu in a backyard flock in southeast Georgia. Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black said Thursday it was the first confirmed case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in domesticated birds in Georgia...

North Carolina lifts suspension on poultry shows, sales

Jun. 01, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The suspension of poultry shows and public sales in North Carolina has been lifted effective Wednesday, the state veterinarian said. State Veterinarian Mike Martin announced in a news release that all exhibitions, farm tours, shows, sales, flea markets, auction...

Malaysia suspends chicken exports amid rising food prices

Jun. 01, 2022 07:03 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia suspended exports of live chickens Wednesday to guarantee adequate supplies for domestic markets, prompting distress in neighboring Singapore, where chicken rice is a national dish. In Singapore, which sources a third of its poultry from...

Distress in Singapore as Malaysia bans chicken export

May. 31, 2022 04:59 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Diners in Singapore are bracing for prices of their national chicken-and-rice dish to soar as neighboring Malaysia prepares to block exports starting Wednesday to increase supplies in its own markets and hold down surging prices. Prime Minister Ismail...

State asks live poultry sales to end because of bird flu

May. 19, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — With bird flu hitting nine flocks scattered across seven counties, the Washington state Department of Agriculture on Thursday requested that live market poultry sales cease for the next 30 days. The closure is not mandatory. Confirmed cases of...