Avian flu costing Iowa nearly $427m

Avian flu costing Iowa nearly $427m

THE outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), which forced the depopulation of 34 million birds on 77 Iowa farms, will do more than just raise the prices of eggs and poultry for potentially the next three years.

A new study commissioned by the Iowa Farm Bureau (IFB) and conducted by Decision Innovation Solutions found that the disease is also costing the nation's largest egg-producing state nearly 8,500 jobs, some of which may never be

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