Latest News For Tag "aphis"

  • Avian Influenza Outbreak Subsides, but Economic Losses Continue

    posted by Spencer Parkinson on Thursday, July 30, 2015 Since the beginning of 2015, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has resulted in the loss of more than thirty-eight million layers and pullets in the U.S. from infection or depopulation due to exposure to the virus. Layer operations affected by HPAI are in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin,...

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  • Divulging Our Sources

    posted on Thursday, June 25, 2015 Do you know what the following list of acronyms have in common? AMS, APHIS, ARS, CNPP, ERS, FSA, FNS, FSIS, FAS, GIPSA, NAL, NASS, NIFA, NRCS, RMA, RD. That's right, they are all United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) agencies. You can find out more about each...

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  • Iowa Avian Influenza Update (6/10/2015)

    posted by S. Patricia Batres-Marquez on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 Avian influenza (HPAI) continues to impact the poultry industry in the U.S., particularly in Iowa. Based on USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA/APHIS) data as of June 3, 2015, the total number of birds affected by HPAI was over 46 million birds. More than 65%...

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