Coronavirus slowdown at processors force NC farmers to start killing 1.5M chickens

Farmers North Carolina has started euthanizing 1.5 million chickens because of coronavirus-related slowdowns in the meat processing plants. It is the first time during this pandemic that North Carolina farmers have had to take the drastic step of euthanizing. Currently, about 1/3 of the chickens have already been killed. While euthanizing the chickens is a last resort, but lack of processing capacity created the situation.@ 

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