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28702
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North Carolina is a natural spot for converting poultry waste into power. A Farmville, NC area business called Carolina Poultry Power will convert 60,000 tons of turkey litter into steam energy to power turbines creating electricity. The details of the project and the politics which make it difficult are discussed.
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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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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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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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2309
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Between 1970 and 1993, state broiler and turkey production grew in value and volume. Nationally, the state ranks first in turkey and fourth in broiler production. Statewide in 1993, poultry and commercial eggs were over 30% of the agricultural market.
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2310
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In addition to over 10,000 workers employed in poultry production in 1993, the industry also affects the state's economy by supporting over 42,000 workers in such areas as processing, wholesale and retail trade, and transportation.
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1207
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The poultry industry in North Carolina ranks No. 1 in the United States in turkey production; the annual North Carolina Turkey Festival held every September in Raeford promotes and celebrates the poultry industry.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 61 Issue 4, Sept 1993, p30-32, por
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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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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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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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14877
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Turkeys are not just for Thanksgiving and Christmas anymore. Over the past twenty years turkey growers have made North Carolina the nation's leading turkey producer, according to statistics from the NC Department of Agriculture. In 1964, 4.4 million were produced with a gross income of $17.4 million. In 1984, 30.4 million were produced with a gross income of $289.1 million.
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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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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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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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