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USDA unveils conservation incentives for farmers, ranchers

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Monday that beginning on Sept. 1, farmers and ranchers can apply for financial assistance to help conserve their working grasslands, rangeland and pastureland while maintaining the areas as livestock grazing lands. Read More »

Avian influenza quarantines end in two North Dakota counties

North Dakota's State Board of Animal Health recently concluded the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 quarantines that stopped all transfer for poultry and poultry products within LaMoure and Dickey counties. Read More »

South Dakota senators urge USDA to combat avian influenza

U.S. Sens. Mike Rounds (R-SD) and John Thune (R-SD) recently mailed a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Thomas Vilsack, asking that the USDA provide assistance to control the H5N2 avian influenza virus that has been discovered on poultry farms in the state of South Dakota. Read More »

USDA temporarily bans avian imports from Ontario, Canada

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has temporarily banned the importation of commercial birds, poultry, research and performing birds, avian hatching eggs and ratites from Ontario, Canada, in an effort to prevent highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) from spreading through America‚Äôs commercial poultry industry, the agency said on Saturday. Read More »

USDA disputes ban on poultry imports

Some countries refusing all U.S. poultry after avian influenza found. Read More »

Missouri taking measures to stop avian influenza

2 turkey growing facilities test positive for virus Read More »