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Report Shows 2014-15 HPAI Impact

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

A new report by the Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service found the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the United States was not as big an effect as the closing of key export markets. The report studied the poultry industry during the 2014-15 HPAI outbreak, and concludes that trade restrictions during and after the outbreak affected all …

Avian influenza

Agri View: Avian Flu is Costly and Scary

Dan Agri View, Poultry

  Everett Griner talks about avian flu strikes in the U.S. once again in today’s Agri View.   You just mention the words avian bird flu and it sends a jolt through the veins of poultry farmers. There is 2 cases that have been reported in Tennessee this year. The affected area has been under quarantine. Nearly 75,000 chickens have …

USDA Confirms H7 Avian Influenza in Tennessee

Taylor Hillman Industry News Release, Poultry

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial chicken breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee. There have been no reports of Avian Influenza in Georgia.  The Georgia Department of Agriculture continues to be vigilant in surveillance efforts and working with …