Hurricane Florence inundated wide swaths of North and South Carolina, leaving behind massive destruction, including the regions’ agricultural segment.  Thus far, it has been estimated that 40 people have died as a result of the hurricane, with 26 of those in North Carolina.

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Chicken processing companies operating in North and South Carolina are currently assessing damage to their operations as a result of Hurricane Florence, even while they work to help their employees and others of those in need that have been impacted by the hurricane.

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Tyson Foods announced on Monday that its president and chief executive officer Tom Hayes will step down at the end of September for “personal reasons.”  Tyson’s board of directors said its group president of beef, pork, and international divisions Noel White will succeed Hayes.

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Join your industry colleagues and friends at the National Chicken Council’s 64th Annual Conference scheduled October 30-31 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington.

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Christine Blasey Ford, a university professor in California, has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in 1982 when they were both high school students, allegations Kavanaugh has called “completely false.”   However, Ford’s accusation has thrown Kavanaugh’s nomination into doubt.

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Year-to-date 2018 exports of beef, pork, lamb, poultry, and eggs amounted to 10.1 billion pounds, valued at $9.8 billion, according to USDA’s latest Livestock Dairy and Poultry Outlook report.

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It is estimated that South African chicken meat production will increase marginally by 2 percent to 1.365 million tons in 2018 and by 3 percent in 2019, reaching 1.410 tons. This growth in chicken meat production will be driven by the recovery of the local industry from avian influenza and the continuation of low-priced animal feed, according to a GAIN report.

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WATT Global Media has announced agenda and speaker details for the 2018 Poultry Tech Summit. This new executive conference is scheduled for November 5-7, 2018 at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

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AMS on September 20, 2018, purchased chicken and chicken products as indicated below for distribution to the school lunch child nutrition and other related domestic food assistance programs for fiscal year 2018.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending September 22 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 163,450,000 broilers, a 2-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

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