Bird flu drives business to East Tenn. turkey farmers

Nov 7th, 2022

Avian Influenza killed 7.1 million turkeys this year, according to the USDA. With a little more than two weeks left until Thanksgiving, smaller farms are filling the void left by big box stores. 

“It’s been a pretty good season. They’ve done alright. I’m an experienced grower, so I usually don’t have a whole lot of problems with them,” said Tracy Monday, owner of Enlightment Acres. [continue reading]