Latest Poultry farming News

Tyson, Perdue to pay $35M to settle with chicken farmers

Sep. 02, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two of the industry's biggest poultry companies have agreed to pay nearly $35 million to settle a lawsuit that accused them and several other firms of conspiring to dominate the industry and fix the prices paid to farmers who raise the chickens. Tyson...

With chicken prices soaring, Sanderson Farms sold for $4.5B

Aug. 18, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

With the price of chicken soaring, the third-largest poultry producer in the U.S. is being bought for $4.53 billion. Cargill and Continental Grain have formed a joint venture to acquire Sanderson Farms, paying $203 per share in cash for a company that last year processed...

Rural population losses add to farm and ranch labor shortage

Aug. 15, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Rural America lost more population in the latest census, highlighting an already severe worker shortage in the nation's farming and ranching regions and drawing calls from those industries for immigration reform to help ease the problem. The census...

Appeals court revives challenge to Arkansas 'ag-gag' lawsuit

Aug. 09, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal appeals court revived a legal challenge Monday to an Arkansas law that farm organizations have used to shield themselves from undercover investigations by animal rights groups. A three-judge panel of the St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court...

Contract worker at Georgia chicken plant electrocuted, dies

Aug. 09, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A contract worker at a chicken processing plant in Georgia died after he was electrocuted while cleaning at the Perdue Farms facility, officials said. The Macon Telegraph reported that 23-year-old Antonio Ramirez was found electrocuted Sunday morning...

Chicken carcass squabble highlights larger issue in Iowa

Aug. 01, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A squabble over decaying chicken carcasses in Mason City is drawing attention to a larger struggle between some Iowa homeowners and farms. Local officials say they aren't optimistic about stopping cases where homeowners complain about smells from...

Dozens of neglected animals surrendered at Maine farm

Jul. 28, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

SANFORD, Maine (AP) — Authorities in Maine said the caretaker of a farm that was home to dozens of neglected animals has surrendered custody of most of them to the state. The animals were seized from the Sanford farm on July 14. Officials said a woman rescued the...