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USDA seeking proposals for production of bird flu vaccine

posted on August 21, 2015 at 3:52 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking bids from animal health companies for a bird flu vaccine. Full Story

USDA Lays Out Plan if Avian Flu Returns

posted on July 31, 2015 at 6:30 PM

USDA Lays Out Plan if Avian Flu Returns
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack was in Iowa this week, speaking with poultry producers about the latest developments in the fight against Avian Bird Flu Full Story

USDA: Bird flu vaccine works on chickens; testing on turkeys

posted on July 24, 2015 at 2:29 PM

Scientists have developed a vaccine strain that has tested 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and testing is underway to see if it also protects turkeys, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Agriculture... Full Story

Egg prices blowing up because of avian flu

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:46 PM

Eggs are getting much more expensive — by the dozen and otherwise. The outbreak of avian flu caused the cost of eggs to nearly double last month for producers. Wholesale prices for chicken eggs jumped 84.5 percent in June, the Labor Department said... Full Story

USDA: Many factors considered amid animal disease outbreaks

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:44 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday that it considers many factors when determining ways to euthanize large numbers of animals during a disease outbreak, and said it was reviewing an animal rights group's criticism of a recent... Full Story

Market to Market (July 10, 2015)

posted on July 10, 2015 at 7:57 PM

Market to Market (July 10, 2015)
Full Program: Experts and producers flock to D.C. for a discussion about Bird Flu. More than two years after the first outbreak, PED still effects hog farmers. Federal agencies look for more money to pay for fighting 2015’s forest fires. Market analysis with Dan... Full Story

Food supplier sues egg farm alleging breach of contract

posted on June 26, 2015 at 2:41 PM

A food supplier claims an Iowa egg farm breached a contract after bird flu disrupted the supply of eggs. Full Story

Monthly egg report reveals depth of impact of bird flu

posted on June 26, 2015 at 2:35 PM

A monthly report on egg production and chicken flocks reveals the depth of the impact of bird flu on the nation's egg producers. Full Story

Market to Market (June 12, 2015)

posted on June 12, 2015 at 5:50 PM

Market to Market (June 12, 2015)
Full Program: Bird flu's ripple effect continues to run from the hen house to the grocery aisle. Congress continues its attack on new rules governing waters of the U.S.. We explore the impact of the most recent supply and demand report. Market analysis with John... Full Story

Q and A on bird flu, focus turns to preventing repeat

posted on June 12, 2015 at 3:29 PM

No new bird flu cases have been reported in nearly a week on commercial farms in Minnesota and Iowa, giving government officials, scientists and farmers hope that the worst U.S. outbreak of the bird flu is, though not over, winding down. Full Story

U.S. to import liquid eggs from Netherlands as losses top 47 million birds

posted on June 12, 2015 at 1:13 PM

U.S. to import liquid eggs from Netherlands as losses top 47 million birds
The number of birds impacted by Avian Flu topped 47 million this week, even as the temperature warmed up, slowing the spread of the virus. Nearly three-quarters of the infected poultry were hens. Turkeys and chickens across 21 states have been... Full Story

USDA: Bird flu vaccine not good enough for outbreak

posted on June 5, 2015 at 3:08 PM

A bird flu vaccine doesn't work well enough to approve it for emergency use against the current outbreak that's shaken the Midwest poultry industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday. Full Story

Bird Flu Costs Reach $1 Billion

posted on May 22, 2015 at 5:38 PM

Bird Flu Costs Reach $1 Billion
Iowa, the nation’s top egg producer, and Minnesota, which leads the country in turkey production, are taking the hardest hit for H5N2, also known as avian flu. Estimates released this week assess the economic costs of the virus, at close to $1... Full Story

Egg, turkey meat prices begin to rise as bird flu spreads

posted on May 15, 2015 at 12:13 PM

Prices for eggs and turkey meat are rising as an outbreak of bird flu in the Midwest claims more chickens and turkeys. Full Story

Market to Market (May 1, 2015)

posted on May 1, 2015 at 7:04 PM

Market to Market (May 1, 2015)
Full Program: As one state makes progress on the fight against Avian Flu, the nation's top-egg producing state endures additional outbreak. Rail shipments of U.S. crude oil soar and scrutiny increases on tracks carrying the world's most heavily traded... Full Story
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