Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Confirmed in Commercial Duck Flock in Georgia

Dan Avian Influenza, Georgia, Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA)

(GDA/Atlanta, GA/Nov. 22, 2023) — The Georgia Department of Agriculture and USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced a commercial Duck breeding operation located in Sumter County, Georgia, has tested positive for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). This is the first confirmation of HPAI in a commercial waterfowl flock in Georgia. Avian influenza does not pose a risk to …

turkey industry

Tight Times for the Turkey Industry

Dan Commodities, Economy, Poultry

As we celebrate Thanksgiving this year, the National Turkey Federation (NTF) wants consumers to know how the American turkey industry plays an essential role in feeding people around the world, creating jobs and helping to maintain a strong economy. The NTF is made up of hardworking men and women on family farms, in the plant and everywhere in between. That includes animal …

Animal Agriculture

Nominations Open for Animal Agriculture Water Quality Committee

Dan Beef, Bison, Cattle, Dairy, Equine, Irrigation, Livestock, Pork, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep-Goats, USDA-EPA, Water

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Federal Register Notice on November 16 establishing the Animal Agriculture Water Quality Subcommittee. It’s under the umbrella of the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee. Nominations are open for members who want to serve on the subcommittee. The primary subcommittee goal will be to develop recommendations that will inform the Agency’s …

turkey industry

Turkey Industry Less Dependent on Holiday Whole Bird Sales

Dan Commodities, Economy, Poultry, This Land of Ours

Why Thanksgiving isn’t quite as vital as it used to be for the turkey industry. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The turkey industry is less dependent on holiday whole bird sales these days. USDA livestock analyst, Shayle Shagam explains. “The turkey industry has diversified in terms of providing more products, either in the sense of ground turkey …