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on May 4, 2020

APHIS reaches out amid spike in backyard poultry sales

Federal agency redoubles emphasis on biosecurity, aims to reach new backyard poultry owners as sales climb

COVID-19 has inspired a sudden spike in poultry sales, prompting federal regulators to double down on their efforts to reach first-time backyard farmers and educate them about the importance of biosecurity.

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)  issued statements online and on social media last month directing new…

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