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May 4, 2020

Poultry producers race to catch up with retail ‘chicken run’

Poultry processors are ramping up production to restock bare coolers at grocery stores, where consumer demand has surged even as restaurant demand has plummeted during the COVID-19 shutdown. The pandemic has hit the nation’s poultry industry in checkerboard fashion: specialty and restaurant-focused producers are suffering enormous losses; food giants are diverting poultry from restaurants to retailers; and direct-to-consumer farms are having their day in the sun.  Read more