No market problems from HPAI, according to Secretary Vilsack

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack does not expect outbreaks of avian influenza to have a big impact on the markets.

Producers are trying to avoid the devastation that happened in the 2015 outbreaks, but Vilsack says that this experience is different because we learned a lot seven years ago.

“We are doing more testing, getting quicker results, understanding that once results are confirmed, the necessity of the population and eradication, and I think we’ve learned how to do that in a much more efficient, quicker way,” Vilsack stated.

The 2015 outbreak led to higher consumer prices for eggs and poultry products, but Vilsack does not anticipate that will happen again.


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