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Poultry exports down 8.5 percent in first quarter

Table eggs, egg products exports up 7.4 percent
Exports of U.S. poultry in the first quarter fell 8.5 percent in quantity and 9.9 percent in value compared with one year ago, according to the Foreign Agricultural Service.
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H5N2 avian influenza confirmed at Belize broiler breeder farm

Birds were not showing any clinical signs, but virus was confirmed after routine testing was conducted
 Low pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza has struck a broiler breederfarm in Spanish Lookout, Belize, the first occurrence of the disease in the country,according to a report from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). 
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Agriculture groups unite to end Cuban embargo

US Agriculture Coalition for Cuba is supported by more than 30 agricultural organizations and companies
Prominent U.S. food and agriculture associationsand companies announced the formation of a coalition that seeks to advance traderelations between the United States and Cuba by ending the embargo policy. 
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Oregon poultry subjected to numerous trade bans

Korea, European Union, South Africa, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Canada, Thailand, Singapore, Barbados, Saudi Arabia, Colombia, Belarus, and UAE have all put trade restrictions in place over avian influenza concerns
Inresponse to the recent positive detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)in a backyard poultry flock in Oregon, a number of countries have issued traderestrictions on poultry from Oregon. 
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Love A Child launches chicken cooperative farm in Haiti

Organization hosts dedication ceremony for a newly expanded sustainability program, backed by the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council
Love A Child Inc. hosted a dedication ceremony for thenew Poul Mirak Chicken Cooperative Farm at Gwo Mache Mirak inFond Parisien, Haiti 
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World hunger falls, but 805 million still undernourished

About 805 million people in the world, or one in nine, suffer from hunger, according to a new UN report
 The State of Food Insecurity in the World  report confirmed the number of hungry people globally has declined by more than 100 million over the last decade.
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