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USDA Continues To Work To Address Bird Flu
USDA Continues To Work To Address Bird Flu
USDA Continues To Work To Address Bird Flu
During a recent Senate Ag committee hearing where bird flu took center stage, USDA Under Secretary of Agriculture Jenny Moffitt told lawmakers the Department is acting very quickly to address any and all outbreaks, regardless of where they occur across the country...
Egg Prices Double During the Past Year
Egg Prices Double During the Past Year
Egg Prices Double During the Past Year
Eggs are more expensive than they were last year.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the price of a dozen Grade A eggs jumped from $1.82 last year to almost $3.60 in 2022.  While part of the increase is due to the rising price of chicken feed, the real culprit is highly pathogenic avian influenza.  HPAI ha...
Flock Owners Trying Anything To Keep HPAI Out
Flock Owners Trying Anything To Keep HPAI Out
Flock Owners Trying Anything To Keep HPAI Out
The 2015 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreak was spread primarily by people and machines carrying the virus from one location to another.    But in this current outbreak.  “The vast majority of our introductions into domestic poultry are from interaction with a wild bird of some type,” which Dr. Rosemary Sifford with the USDA’s Ve...
How Long Will The Bird Flu Outbreak Last?
How Long Will The Bird Flu Outbreak Last?
How Long Will The Bird Flu Outbreak Last?
In January when a certain type of avian influenza virus, that had caused problems in Europe, was discovered in some wild ducks in the Carolinas USDA experts alerted the nation's poultry producers that trouble was coming.  Dr. Rosemary Sifford with USDA's Veterinary Services says instead of just dying out over the summer, which is what happened during the 2015 outbreak, the new variant has lead to
HPAI Detected In Non-Commercial Flock In Oregon
HPAI Detected In Non-Commercial Flock In Oregon
HPAI Detected In Non-Commercial Flock In Oregon
Last week, the Oregon Department of Agriculture announced the confirmation of the state’s first detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a non-commercial flock.  According to USDA, the flock was discovered November 29th in Columbia County, and included roughly 20 chickens.     ...

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