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Newcastle disease hits third commercial poultry flock

Disease is confirmed in a layer flock in Riverside County, California
California has had its third case of virulent Newcastle disease (vND) in a commercial poultry flock, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed on January 10.
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159,000 layers lost in latest US Newcastle disease case

With two confirmed vND cases in California commercial poultry, a total of 269,000 birds have been lost
The most recent case of virulent Newcastle disease to hit a commercial poultry flock involved 159,000 laying hens, according to a report from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
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Protect Interstate Commerce Act reintroduced in 2019

Rep. Steve King continues push against states imposing animal production laws on other states, this time with help from key Democrat
U.S. Rep. Steve King has reintroduced the Protect Interstate Commerce Act (PICA), a piece of legislation that failed to gain full congressional approval as part of the 2014 and 2018 farm bills.
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Virulent Newcastle disease found in 2nd commercial flock

Latest case of vND is in a commercial layer flock in Riverside County
Virulent Newcastle disease (vND) has been confirmed in a second commercial poultry flock in California, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced on January 8.
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Northeast Oklahoma poultry farming condensed

Locals feared continuous expansion, but the number of farms seems to be condensing while bird numbers on those farms continue to inflate
While the total number of birds continues to grow in Eastern Oklahoma, the number of operations is declining. Still local residents are concerned with the massive size of operations.
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California voters pass anti-cage Proposition 12

61 percent of votes cast in favor of law that calls for eggs produced or sold in the state to come from cage-free systems
California voters approved the Proposition 12 ballot measure, which calls for all eggs produced or sold in the state to come from cage-free laying systems by the end of 2021.
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