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Avian Flu-No Small Problem

avian fluEverett Griner tells us what poultry officials are doing in an attempt to keep back-yard poultry safe from the spread of avian flu in today’s Agri View. Science is likely to find a way to control avian bird flu in the near future. One serious concern is the co-operation of backyard poultry owners. Many who maintain a dozen or fewer laying hens seem to think they do not matter. Learn more.

Avian Influenza Confirmed in Oregon Duck

ducks-mallardsMany in the poultry industry had been hoping we could get through the fall and winter months with no signs of avian influenza, but USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed that Eurasian H5 avian influenza was found in the genetic material collected from a wild duck in Oregon.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: WTO Decision on COOL; Hours of Service in Highway Bill

Southeast-AgNet-THIS-WEEK-Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes the World Trade Organization’s decision on Country of Origin Labeling (COOL), as well as as story on how hours of service are affected by a new federal highway bill. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

WTO Releases Decision on U.S. COOL Rule

wtoThe World Trade Organization released its decision concerning the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule and that decision is to authorize Canada and Mexico to assess over $1 billion in retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products.


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Highway Bill Includes Hours of Service Rule

Last week, Congress approved a new federal highway bill, known as Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, before transportation funding expired.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Hoping Avian Flu Is Not an Issue; Peanuts Still Coming In

Southeast-AgNet-THIS-WEEK-Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes an interview with the Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture, Gary Black, on avian influenza, as well as information about the lagging peanut harvest. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Georgia Hoping Avian Influenza Is Not an Issue

Gary Black

Gary Black

While the poultry industry nationwide has been preparing for the potential return of avian influenza, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black knows it would be a major challenge if found in the state.


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What’s in Store for U.S. Livestock Producers in 2016

Gary Crawford

Gary Crawford

What’s in store for the U.S. livestock industry over the next year? Gary Crawford has a story that answers that question.


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Breakfast Cost

breakfast eggsMost people don’t know it but eggs are one of the most consumed foods in the whole world. Most of us do know that egg farmers have had a hard year. The price of eggs has been going up since that outbreak of Avian Flu. Everett Griner talks about breakfast costing more in today’s Agri View.


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Turkey Costs Up Slightly

Garnished roasted turkeyHopefully many of you will be enjoying a delicious Thanksgiving Day meal, which according to American Farm Bureau, will cost about 70 cents more than last year.


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Frying Turkeys in Peanut Oil

fried-turkeyAs many people are busy preparing that Thanksgiving turkey for the big meal, some are still wondering what might be the best way to cook their bird this year. According to Tyron Spearman, a tasty idea is frying it in peanut oil.


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Plenty of Turkeys

free range turkeyWith the Thanksgiving season upon us, some people have been worried about the annual turkey feast wondering if there would be a shortage of turkeys. And according to USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, the simple answer is no.


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