Poultry http://wunc.org en $10 M Gift For Poultry Research At NC State http://wunc.org/post/10-m-gift-poultry-research-nc-state <p>An NC State researcher says a 10-million-dollar gift will mean a stable future for the poultry science program.<br><br>North Carolina is one of the nation's leaders in poultry production. Clinton-based Prestage Farms' endowment has given NC State's School of Poultry Science new life.<br><br><strong>Mike Williams says, "</strong>The concept of poultry science is often hard to sell to new students coming into a program."<br> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 2496 at http://wunc.org Non-Profit Poultry Plant Opens in Marion http://wunc.org/post/non-profit-poultry-plant-opens-marion <p>A first-of-its-kind meat processing center has opened in Western North Carolina. The Foothills Pilot Plant is a non-profit operation designed to help small farmers and impact the local food movement.<br> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 10:25:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 3342 at http://wunc.org Non-Profit Poultry Plant Opens in Marion Controversial Chicken Processing Plant Delayed http://wunc.org/post/controversial-chicken-processing-plant-delayed <p>Sanderson Farms is delaying plans to build a poultry processing plant in Nash County.<br><br>Joe Sanderson, CEO of Sanderson Farms, says overproduction in the chicken industry has left the price of chicken low while feed costs are high. And so the company decided to delay building the plant until market conditions can be reevaluated in the Fall. The plant has also drawn controversy from some who allege wastewater from the plant will contaminate local water supplies.</p> Fri, 25 Feb 2011 09:45:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 10129 at http://wunc.org