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Top poultry experts from the state of California (CDFA), academia (UC Davis) and private industry (Foster Farms) -- along with nearly 100 urban farmers and backyard poultry owners -- gathered in Dublin, California, on April 15, to discuss ways to prevent further spread of the highly contagious Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND).
Emergency funding from USDA provides additional resources, but more may be needed
April 16, 2019
The number of people working to help eradicate virulent Newcastle disease in California has doubled recently, largely because of $45 million in emergency funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of virulent Newcastle disease (nVD) in a small flock of pet chickens in Coconino County, Arizona.