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Nebraska Quarantines 3 Flocks of Birds

posted on April 15, 2011 at 3:04 PM

LINCOLN, Neb — State Agriculture officials plan to slaughter three quarantined flocks of birds in southeast Nebraska to prevent the spread of avian flu. Full Story

Dutch Kill Animals to Battle Q-Fever

posted on December 30, 2009 at 5:12 PM

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government on Monday began culling the first of thousands of pregnant goats and sheep targeted for destruction because they carry a disease that killed six people earlier this year. Full Story

CDC: Swine Flu Cases Less Widespread

posted on December 4, 2009 at 1:12 PM

ATLANTA (AP)— Health officials say swine flu infections continue to wane, with only half the states reporting widespread cases. Full Story

USDA to Purchase $50 Million of Pork Products

posted on November 13, 2009 at 3:11 PM

The Department of Agriculture this week announced it will purchase another $50 million of pork products, which will be used for various federal food programs. Full Story

H1N1 Virus Found in US Hogs

posted on November 6, 2009 at 2:11 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S Department of Agriculture said Wednesday that pigs in a commercial herd in Indiana have tested positive for H1N1, making it the first time the virus has been found in such hogs. Full Story

China Agrees to Lift Pork Ban

posted on October 30, 2009 at 10:10 AM

China Agrees to Lift Pork Ban
Taiwan officials moved Thursday to ease a political storm over the government's decision lifting a ban on certain U.S beef imports. Full Story

USDA Confirms H1N1 in Minnesota Pigs

posted on October 23, 2009 at 2:10 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least one pig from Minnesota has tested positive for the H1N1 virus, the U.S Department of Agriculture said on Monday, the first case of a pig contracting the virus in the United States. Full Story

UN Warns that H1N1 Found In Turkeys Could Spread

posted on August 28, 2009 at 8:08 PM

ROME (AP) — The United Nations warned Thursday that the H1N1 flu recently detected in turkeys in Chile may spread to other poultry. It urged greater monitoring worldwide to prevent the virus from combining with the deadlier H5N1 strain of bird flu. Full Story

Pork Industry Asks USDA for $250 million

posted on August 21, 2009 at 8:08 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The pork industry's trade group has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture for $250 million in assistance to buy up pork and give the industry money to help fight swine flu. Full Story

US H1N1 Cases May Have Hit 1 Million

posted on June 26, 2009 at 8:06 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials estimate that as many as 1 million Americans now have H1N1. Full Story

Feed Costs, Swine Flu Put Small Hog Farms in Peril

posted on June 19, 2009 at 8:06 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Marty Malecek got a business degree intending to take over the Minnesota hog farm that his father started nearly 20 years ago. Full Story

WHO Announces H1N1 Pandemic Has Begun

posted on June 12, 2009 at 8:06 PM

GENEVA (AP) -- Swine flu is now formally a pandemic, a declaration by U.N health officials that will speed vaccine production and spur government spending to combat the first global flu epidemic in 41 years. Full Story

Mexico Officials Pig Out on Pork to Ease Flu Fears

posted on May 15, 2009 at 8:05 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials are going hog-wild over pork to encourage their countrymen to put the pig back in the taco. Full Story

Market to Market (May 8th, 2009)

posted on May 8, 2009 at 10:05 PM

Market to Market (May 8th, 2009)
Full Program: Market analyst Alan Brugler. Full Story

Researchers Work On H1N1 Vaccine For Swine

posted on May 8, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Researchers Work On H1N1 Vaccine For Swine
Dr. Hank Harris, Iowa State University professor in animal science and production animal medicine, says his lab can create an effective H1N1 vaccine for swine in as little as two months time. Full Story
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