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156K chickens added to list of poultry being euthanized

posted on January 22, 2016 at 1:45 PM

Animal health officials investigating a bird flu outbreak in southwest Indiana have ordered 156,000 chickens at one of 10 affected commercial poultry farms to be euthanized, raising the total number of birds to be killed above 400,000. Full Story

Bird flu found at Indiana turkey farm not same as 2015 virus

posted on January 15, 2016 at 3:21 PM

A bird flu virus that's a different strain than the one that ravaged turkey and chicken farms in the Midwest last summer has been found at a southern Indiana turkey farm, federal officials said Friday. Full Story

2015 in rural America

posted on December 31, 2015 at 5:43 PM

2015 in rural America
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D – Rhode Island: “At $50 per barrel, this pipeline could already be a zombie pipeline…dead man walking.   The Keystone Pipeline was billed as a way to move oil from the tar sands of Canada... Full Story

Minnesota lifts final remaining bird flu quarantines

posted on December 18, 2015 at 3:06 PM

Minnesota has lifted the last remaining quarantines on poultry farms that were infected with highly pathogenic bird flu. Full Story

Egg production still low in South Dakota after bird flu

posted on October 30, 2015 at 3:32 PM

Egg production in South Dakota continues to suffer as the state's largest producer works to recover from last spring's outbreak of deadly bird flu virus. Full Story

USDA awards contracts to 2 companies for bird flu vaccines

posted on October 16, 2015 at 3:47 PM

A federal agency has awarded contracts to two companies to manufacture a bird flu vaccine. Full Story

Despite bird flu, Minnesota still top turkey producing state

posted on October 9, 2015 at 3:14 PM

Minnesota has retained its ranking as the nation's top turkey producing state despite this year's bird flu outbreak. Full Story

USDA adds suffocation to bird flu euthanasia methods

posted on September 18, 2015 at 5:18 PM

A new federal bird flu control policy says ventilation systems must be shut off as a means of suffocating entire poultry barns if other methods of euthanasia cannot be completed within 24 hours. Full Story

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
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