USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic Avian InfluenzaChickens in chicken house
USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Flock of Commercial Broiler Chickens in Kentucky and Backyard Mixed Species Flock in Virginia WASHINGTON, February 14, 2022 – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in birds in two states – a flock of commercial broiler chickens in Fulton County, Kentucky, and a backyard flock of mixed species birds in Fauquier County, Virginia. Samples from two... read more ❯
Citrus Canker Quarantine Established in Baldwin County Alabama
Published 2/10/2022 in Alabama Agriculture & Industries
Citrus Canker
MONTGOMERY, Ala.- Citrus canker, a federal and state regulated plant disease, was detected in Baldwin County, Ala. in June of 2021. As required by federal law, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) established a citrus canker quarantine for Baldwin County on February 9, 2022. Citrus Canker is caused by a bacterial pathogen (Xanthomonas axonopodis citri) and affects all citrus species. This was the first detection of citrus canker in our state despite biannual surveys conducted by ADAI plant inspection... read more ❯
Highly Pathogenic H5N1 Avian Influenza Diagnosed in Indiana Poultry FlockHighly Pathogenic H5N1 Avian Influenza Diagnosed in Indiana Poultry Flock
INDIANAPOLIS (9 February 2022)—The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) has been notified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory that poultry from a commercial turkey farm in Dubois County has tested positive for highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza. Avian influenza does not present a food safety risk; poultry and eggs are safe to eat when handled and cooked properly. No human cases of avian influenza viruses have been detected in the United States. A veterinarian delivered samples... read more ❯
A Healthy You, A Healthy Farm Hosted Inaugural Mental Health First Aid Training
Published 2/8/2022 in Alabama Agriculture & Industries
A Healthy You, A Healthy Farm
MONTGOMERY, Ala.- Today, leaders from several organizations across the state of Alabama participated in a Mental Health First Aid training hosted by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries. The trainings are a vital part of the newly launched A Healthy You, A Healthy Farm initiative. The Alabama Department of Mental Health, an essential partner in this initiative, will provide the training and related resources. The A Healthy You, A Healthy Farm initiative, including the Mental Health First Aid trainings, are... read more ❯
Animal Food Facility Registration and Qualified Facility Attestation FAQsAnimal Food Facility Registration and Qualified Facility Attestation FAQs
The biennial food facility registration renewal period is open until December 31, 2020. This is the time for: Animal food facilities to renew their food facility registration Animal food facilities that are qualified facilities to resubmit their qualified facility attestation. If you are the owner, operator, or agent in charge of either a domestic or foreign facility that is engaged in manufacturing/processing, packing, or holding of food for human or animal consumption in the United States, you must register your food... read more ❯
Livestock Auction Market Direct Payment Program & Poultry Processor Reimbursement Program Applications due by December 1, 2020
Published 11/16/2020 in Alabama Agriculture & Industries
Livestock Auction Market Direct Payment Program & Poultry Processor Reimbursement Program Applications due by December 1, 2020
Montgomery, Ala. - Commissioner Rick Pate is pleased to announce the Livestock Market Direct Payment Program and the Poultry Processor Reimbursement Program. Applications for each program will be available at agi.alabama.gov or crf.alabama.gov at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 and the deadline to submit applications is December 1, 2020.  Each program will assist Alabama’s agriculture with costs associated with disruptions experienced due to COVID-19. Commissioner Pate and agricultural stakeholders developed a broad based relief plan to support agribusiness in the State of Alabama. In August, Gov. Kay Ivey... read more ❯
Resources for Animal Food Producers in the Southeastern United States Affected by Tropical Storm EtaResources for Animal Food Producers in the Southeastern United States Affected by Tropical Storm Eta
As Tropical Storm Eta approaches the southeastern United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine reminds those who may be affected by storm waters about resources available for animal food producers who may be harvesting, mixing, storing or distributing grains and other foods for animals. The FDA reminds harvesters that crops harvested from flooded fields are often unacceptable because of contamination. Flood waters, which are different from pooled rain water, may contain sewage, pathogenic organisms, pesticides, chemical... read more ❯
Auburn's Bacteriology Lab is Offering Additional Antimicrobial Sensitivity Testing Options for Companion Animals and HorsesAuburn's Bacteriology Lab is Offering Additional Antimicrobial Sensitivity Testing Options for Companion Animals and Horses
Thompson Bishop Sparks State Diagnostic Laboratory now offers antibiotic sensitivity testing for organisms resistant to antibiotics on the routine companion animal and equine panels. The gram positive panel includes zones of inhibition for Enterococcus spp. against ciprofloxacin, linezolid, and minocycline; zones of inhibition for Staphylococcus spp. against azithromycin, ciprofloxacin, linezolid, and minocycline; and zones of inhibition for Streptococcus spp. against azithromycin, ciprofloxacin (B-hemolytic only), and linezolid (B-hemolytic only.) The gram negative panel includes zones of inhibition for Acinetobacter spp. against ceftazidime, ciprofloxacin,... read more ❯
J.B. Taylor Diagnostic Lab in Elba Seeking Applications for Job Lab DirectorJ.B. Taylor Diagnostic Lab in Elba Seeking Applications for Job Lab Director
Director, J.B. Taylor Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Alabama Veterinary Diagnostic Lab System Description: Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries is seeking qualified applicants for Director of J.B. Taylor Diagnostic Laboratory in Elba, Alabama. J.B. Taylor Diagnostic Lab is a satellite branch laboratory within the Alabama Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (AVDL) system. Elba is located in rural southeastern Alabama (Coffee County), less than two hours from the beaches of the Gulf Coast, and 38 miles from the Florida State Line. Thompson Bishop Sparks State Diagnostic Lab is... read more ❯
Deadline Extended for Alabama Agriculture Stabilization Program (AASP) Poultry Grower Programs
Published 11/2/2020 in Alabama Agriculture & Industries
Deadline Extended for Alabama Agriculture Stabilization Program (AASP) Poultry Grower Programs
Due to statewide power outages last week as a result of Hurricane Zeta, the application deadline for the AASP Breeder, Broiler and Pullet Grower programs has been extended to Friday, November 13, 2020. Eligible grower should visit crf.alabama.gov or agi.alabama.gov to apply. read more ❯