The pork industry's concerns about higher corn prices from the extraordinary growth in corn demand for ethanol appears to be moving from speculation to reality. Higher corn prices are expected to have at least two impacts in the coming year.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture yesterday announced final test results, which confirm that an H5N1 avian influenza virus detected in samples collected earlier this month from two Michigan wild mute swans is a low-pathogenic subtype.
The finding of a low-pathogenic, North American subtype of avian influenza in wild birds in Michigan creates no problems for commercial poultry operations or consumers, according to the National Chicken Council.
The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Interior today announced that routine surveillance has indicated the presence of H5 and N1 avian influenza subtypes in samples from two wild mute swans in Michigan, but testing has ruled out the possibility of this b
The USDA will send four veterinary specialists to Rome to assist the United Nations' (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in launching a new crisis management center that will enhance worldwide response to animal disease.