Farm Bureau issues bird flu impact study – Iowa Farmer Today

Farm Bureau issues bird flu impact study
Iowa Farmer Today
17 indicating the avian flu outbreak in Iowa cost producers nearly 8,500 jobs and almost $ 427 million in lost revenue when the disease forced the depopulation of 34 million birds on 77 farms earlier this year. The study, commissioned by the Farm Bureau

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Study: Bird flu costs $427 million, 8500 jobs – Pilot Tribune


Pilot Tribune
Study: Bird flu costs $ 427 million, 8500 jobs
Pilot Tribune
The avian flu outbreak, which forced the depopulation of 34 million birds on 77 Iowa farms, won't just raise the price for eggs and poultry for up to the next three years; it also is costing the nation's largest egg-producing state nearly 8,500 jobs

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Bird flu epidemic takes toll on health of Hormel’s Jennie-O – Minneapolis Star Tribune


Minneapolis Star Tribune
Bird flu epidemic takes toll on health of Hormel's Jennie-O
Minneapolis Star Tribune
At least 29 turkey suppliers to the Hormel unit have been hit by the virus, forcing cuts in production. hide. Twenty-nine Jennie-O … The flu has disrupted the turkey industry's supply chain, and no major poultry company is feeling that more than

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Iowa, tops in egg production, strives to keep bird flu out – DesMoinesRegister.com


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Iowa, tops in egg production, strives to keep bird flu out
DesMoinesRegister.com
The discovery of bird flu on an Iowa turkey farm has raised serious concerns that the poultry-killing virus could find its way into chicken barns in the nation's top egg-producing state and savage flocks that provide the breakfast staple. Iowa is home

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FTF Conference Early Bird Rates End March 1

Fair Trade Federation is hosting its annual conference in Bellevue, Washington, May 21-23. Early bird rates of $ 50 off end March 1 for the gathering that offers:

• Networking with other fair trade stakeholders
• Sessions and workshops featuring expert speakers focused on building fair trade businesses and the movement as a whole
• Delicious fair trade snacks from Equal Exchange and Andean Dream
• Expanded Fair Trade Expo– an opportunity for wholesalers to display products and connect with retailers

More information at FTF Conference

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