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Retail Egg Prices Reach New Lows; Another Soda Tax
**Retail prices for generic, white eggs are reaching the lowest levels we’ve seen in a long time because of overproduction.
The volatile egg market stems from the Bird Flu outbreak in 2015 that killed nearly 50 million hens and turkeys in the Midwest...
USDA’s REAP Awards; Bird Flu Help Online
**The latest numbers from USDA Rural Development show the Rural Energy for America Program, or REAP, which was originally created in the 2002 farm bill, has awarded nearly $3-billion in grants and loan guarantees since it was reauthorized and given substantial funding in the 2008 farm bill...
Vaccine Bank for Poultry; Farm Revenue Protection
**Poultry producer leaders are testifying in strong support of vaccine banks.
Carl Wittenburg, Chairman of the National Turkey Federation, says bird flu has become a global problem and his group supports a mandatory disease program and vaccine bank for high path A-1...
Trump Proposes USDA Cuts; More Bird Flu in Tennessee
**President Trump is proposing to slash the Agriculture Department’s field staff and also make deep reductions in research, rural development and international food aid.
A 62-page budget summary released by the White House is skimpy on details but it calls for a $4...
South Korea Stops U.S. Poultry; Farm Bill Debate
**South Korea is a major poultry and egg importer, but has closed its market to the U.S. following the new detection of highly pathogenic bird flu at a Tennessee broiler breeding operation.
Employees at the broiler operation, a contract grower for Tyson Foods, noticed “unusual mortality&CloseCu…
Trump Trudeau and Trade; Foot & Mouth in South Korea
President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged Monday to improve relations under the North American Free Trade Agreement, but stressed they were mostly satisfied with the status quo.
Trump has pledged to renegotiate or end NAFTA, which he has called “the worst trade deal in histor…

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