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Nearly 30 countries enact ban on U.S. imports after HPAI discovery

Economist says too soon to tell how markets will react.

For the first time in 14 months, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been detected in a commercial poultry flock in the U.S. The H7 outbreak, which occurred at a Tyson Foods-contracted broiler breeder farm in Lincoln County, Tenn., has implications for U.S. poultry exports, according to the U.S. Poultry & Egg Export Council (USPEEC).

Additionally, the U.S. Department of Agriculture also reported this week a low pathogenic H5N2 strain had been discovered in a flock of 84,0

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