Oil big wigs gather in Houston this week.

They will discuss lower oil prices and the OPEC production cut.

Shale oil activity is also ramping up, especially in the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico.

Energy stocks have had a rough start to 2017.

It’s the worst performing sector in the S&P index this year.

Meanwhile, commodity prices are enjoying their best run in years.

The S&P GSCI index, which tracks commodity futures, rose 28% last year in it’s biggest gain since 2009.

The biggest gains have been in oil, metals and lumber.

Bird flu has been found on a Tennessee poultry farm.

The farm contracted to U.S. food giant Tyson Foods and the 70,000 birds will be killed to stop the virus from entering the food system.

The Ag Department says this is the first confirmed case of bird flu in the U.S. this year.

The Maine lobster industry is bigger and more profitable than ever.

The commissioner Patrick Keliher of the Department of Marine Resources says fishermen landing more than 130 million pounds of lobster valued at $533.1 million in 2016.

The record haul is the result of strong conservation efforts and a decline in lobster predators.