Summit Proceedings from 2003 Seeds and Breeds for 21st Century Agriculture The 2003 Summit on Seeds and Breeds for 21st Century brought […]
Presentation to the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commissions Study Group on Compulsory Pooling Presented on February 8, 2013 by Layla Cummings. […]
Contract poultry farmers face many challenges in running their businesses. One of those challenges is getting accurate and complete information about the […]
Hurricane Matthew has flooded several chicken farms in eastern North Carolina and left many out of power. When disaster strikes like this, farmers face may find themselves facing loss or damage to their home, to their land and essential farm equipment, and a long road to recovery and rebuilding. On top of that, as the flood waters receded chicken and livestock farmers will face another dilemma – they may have lost entire flocks, which can be hundreds of thousands of birds. In these catastrophic loss situations, farmers’ contracts make it clear that even though the companies technically own the birds while they are alive, the farmers themselves have to take on the burden and risk of disposing of the dead bird carcasses in a timely and safe way.