Recovery is underway in North Carolina after Hurricane Florence. The North Carolina Agriculture Department says 5,500 hogs and 3.4 million poultry have been lost. Sanderson Farms reports flooding from the hurricane has resulted in the loss of about 1.7 million broiler chickens. In a statement, the company said about six million birds are isolated by floodwaters and cannot be reached by feed trucks. Meanwhile, Tyson Foods said there was minimal impact on its live poultry operations in North Carolina and Virginia. The North Carolina Pork Council said that at least a dozen hog farms experienced waste lagoon flooding from the hurricane.The Smithfield processing plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina, is scheduled to ramp up production as roads become more passable.
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