With HPAI turning up again in states, here are some bio-security measures to keep in mind

After months of no reports, APHIS is showing new outbreaks of High Pathogenic Avian Flu.

In one week’s time, nearly 200,000 birds were affected by the virus. More than 141,000 birds died at a commercial turkey facility in central Utah. In South Dakota, 47,000 birds were also culled at a turkey operation.

South Dakota State Veterinarian, Beth Thompson joined us for an update on bio-security measures to keep in mind amid migration season. She discussed with RFD-TV’s own Christina Loren about what type of loss the state has seen since the virus began its spread last year, what protocols producers need to keep in mind, and the best first steps if someone expects to have potential exposure.

Agriculture Shows
From soil to harvest. Top Crop is an all-new series about four of the best farmers in the world—Dan Luepkes, of Oregan, Illinois; Cory Atley, of Cedarville, Ohio; Shelby Fite, of Jackson Center, Ohio; Russell Hedrick, of Hickory, North Carolina—reveals what it takes for them to make a profitable crop. It all starts with good soil, patience, and a strong planter setup.
Champions of Rural America is a half-hour dive into the legislative priorities for Rural America. Join us as we interview members of the Congressional Western Caucus to learn about efforts in Washington to preserve agriculture and tackles the most important topics in the ag industry on Champions of Rural America!
Farm Traveler is for people who want to connect with their food and those who grow it. Thanks to direct-to-consumer businesses, agritourism, and social media, it’s now easier than ever to learn how our food is made and support local farmers. Here on the Farm Traveler, we want to connect you with businesses offering direct-to-consumer products you can try at home, agritourism sites you can visit with your family, and exciting new technologies that are changing how your food is being grown.
Featuring members of Congress, federal and state officials, ag and food leaders, farmers, and roundtable panelists for debates and discussions.
Host Ben Bailey hops in the tractor cab, giving farmers 10 minutes to answer as many questions and grab as much cash as they can for their local FFA chapter.