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30138
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With employment rates and incomes on the rise, it is expected that North Carolina will provide more un-manufactured tobacco for cigarettes than in previous years. Along with export demands for tobacco to foreign countries, there is a foreign and domestic demand for cotton continues to be increase while supplies remain steady if not slightly smaller than previous years. Although there has been an increase in hatcheries for November, boiler prices have led to a decrease in demand for baby chicks. And North Carolina's hog crop is estimated to increase 4% over last year, a 14% increase above the 10 year average.
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31096
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An airborne virus known as LT (laryngotracheitis) can spread fast through chickens, causing breathing problems, underweight birds and death. The virus is not contagious to humans but can cause poultry farmers tremendous financial losses. Randolph Electric Membership Corporation took extra precautions when checking electric meters to prevent the disease from spreading in Asheboro, North Carolina.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 36 Issue 8, Aug 2004, p24, il, por
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3496
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Problems facing broiler producers who use dry litter waste disposal systems include a reduction in acreage of crops using it; its high concentration of zinc and copper, which can make soil toxic to plants; and competition for markets by wastewater sludge.
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10430
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Holly Farms Poultry Industries, Inc., located in Wilkesboro, is the largest integrated broiler production organization in the state. The company began in 1947 and is one of the five largest in the nation. The article presents information on the company's development and how the chickens are processed.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 20 Issue 5, Oct 1962, p140-141, 166-167, il
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36559
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Despite being labeled as organic and regarded as more profitable by large poultry producers, the author asserts slower growing chickens is the better breed. Benefits for standard bred heritage chickens: stronger skeletal structure, normal organ development, greater muscle mass and meat texture, and stronger immune systems. Benefits for farmers and consumers are genetic sustainability and better taste, respectively.
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27548
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Poultry is North Carolina’s biggest crop and many residents make a living in the poultry industry. However, many of those workers and farmers who supply the chickens claim the chickens are treated better by poultry companies than they are. Additionally, poultry is not as healthy as the American public believes as many are being exposed to millions of sick birds every year. The industry traps individuals in low paying jobs, exposes them to poor working conditions, and is endangering public health.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 7 Issue 20, July 20-26 1989, p6-10 Periodical Website
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31415
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It is estimated that 100,000 laying hens will create an estimated $1.3 million worth of business annually. But with over 11 million laying hens in North Carolina, income from eggs, feed, electricity, and packaging is estimated to be over $140 million annually.
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25585
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In 1982, Chicken sales grosses $422 million in North Carolina. But many of the state’s 2,200 growers reaped incomes that averaged less than the minimum wage. A the same time, state agricultural officials say the poultry industry is good for the state, which is now the nation’s fourth largest producer of broiler chickens.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 2 Issue 9, May 11-24 1984, p1, 6-7, il Periodical Website
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31634
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North Carolina’s turkey industry has been expanding since the late 1940s and the current growth rate is well ahead of that for the nation. With five turkey processing plants and nearly fifteen-million turkeys raised last year, North Carolina is expected to rank second in turkey production.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 8 Issue 11, Nov 1976, p21, il
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32166
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Grady Fowler and Ben Venable of Surry County came up with an idea for an automatic egg gathering system. Their invention, called the Fowler Venable System, consists of nesting units which constitute the conveyor, the conveyor drive, and a vacuum system which cleans the conveyor after each cycle. The new system is being tested by various poultry companies, and is expected to drastically improve efficiency and work operations.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 3 Issue 7, July 1971, p8-9, il
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31470
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Two agricultural engineers at North Carolina State University have designed, built and tested a new poultry house that could cut energy costs by millions of dollars. Michael Timmons and Gerald Baughman built their “flex house” to combine the advantages of naturally ventilated and enclosed housing for poultry production. Some key features are an insulated, flexible side wall curtain and a controllable ventilator.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 14 Issue 2, Feb 1982, p16, por
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30783
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A new poultry inspection act requires all poultry products moving between states after January 1, 1959 to be federally inspected. This act plays into the hands of North Carolina, as more demand for cut and packed poultry will require more labor, one of the state's greatest resources.
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12398
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Not only is North Carolina the country's leading producer of turkeys, but it is also a leader in the production of broilers and eggs. The $1 billion industry passed tobacco last year as the leading moneymaker for the state's farmers.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 43 Issue 5, June 1985, p14, 16-18, 20, il
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27486
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A year after a report on workers’ injuries, unfavorable contracts, and public health concerns against the poultry industry in NC, conditions have little changed. Small changes include a newsletter produced by farmers on relevant topics in the poultry growing industry, protests against processors, and pending court cases against processors for violations of OSHA. Additionally, salmonella cases are on the rise and have been linked to the poultry industry.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 33, August 15-21 1990, p7 Periodical Website
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29001
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American Rivers, a national conservation organization, listed North Carolina’s Neuse River as the seventh most endangered river in the United States. They blamed hog and poultry industries for contaminating the waters. Advocates are urging legislators to restore a voluntary buyout program so that water resources can recover.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 13, April 2017, p10, il Periodical Website
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