AI Flu

Discovery of AI in the Southeast Puts Carolina Producers on Alert

  Two separate incidences of High Pathogenic Avian Influenza have popped up in Tennessee, and one low-path in Alabama,  in commercial poultry flocks in the last couple of weeks  after almost two years of no incidences reported.  Dr. Boyd Parr,

Another Avian Flu Outbreak in Tennessee

More bad news for Tennessee chicken farmers. Jim Krasula reports… President Donald Trump had tapped a conservative doctor with ties to the pharmaceutical industry to head the Food and Drug Administration. Jackie Quinn has details… The fight over Obama-era rules

Tennessee Avian Flu Cleanup Underway

The owners of the Tennessee poultry houses hit by avian influenza are beginning the process that will eventually lead to restocking the houses. Gary Crawford has more… 3-9 Crawford == During the National Pork Industry Forum, the Pork Checkoff highlighted

Conaway: Farm Bill Will be Done On Time

House Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conaway used center stage at the 2017 Commodity Classic to talk about the SNAP program as it relates to 2018 Farm Bill negotiations:   3-3 Conaway 1a                :28

Avian Influenza Confirmed in Tennessee

The first U.S. commercial highly pathogenic avian influenza detection is in a Tennessee flock of breeder chickens, and a state official says procedures to handle it are in place. A flock of more than 73,000 birds will be depopulated after

Southeastern States Watching Midwestern High Path AI Case Closely

  Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza was confirmed in a turkey flock in Indiana late last week and Dr. Boyd Parr, State Veterinarian for the State of South Carolina says the diagnosis comes as no surprise: “While disappointing, it’s not necessarily

High Path AI Discovered in Indiana

  Friday Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that avian influenza, which devastated poultry operations around the country in 2015, was discovered on an Indiana farm… “We want to encourage folks to be ever-vigilant on the biosecurity side if their own

NCDA Lifts Poultry Restrictions

Last Thursday, North Carolina Department of Agriculture lifted restrictions on sales and shows of live poultry and well as rescinded the mandatory registration of commercial and backyard flocks across the state.  Restrictions were put in place in August of 2015

Early Wild Bird Testing Negative for AI

  The southeast is still in preparation mode when it comes to the potential arrival of high pathogenic avian influenza.  Joe Reardon, assistant commissioner of consumer protection with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture says testing and monitoring of migratory

Looking for Holes in Biosecurity in AI Preparations

At Tuesday’s 11th annual Food Safety Forum, hosted by NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler, the topic was preparation for the occurrence of high path avian influenza, anticipated to affect the east coast later this year.  Oscar Garrison, Director for Food