• Despite fears of an emerging influenza pandemic, human cases observed in Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia ( 1 ), and the severe socioeconomic losses in the poultry industry, the principal risk factors associated with the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) epidemic, which started in 2003 in eastern and southeastern Asia, are still poorly understood. (cdc.gov)
  • Areas where both extensive and semi-intensive poultry production systems coexist were believed to be particularly at risk, while larger scale commercial and industrial poultry plants remained relatively unexposed ( 4 , 5 ). (cdc.gov)
  • UC Davis experts are urging backyard chicken enthusiasts and commercial poultry owners to practice strong biosecurity measures to prevent contact with wild birds, due to highly pathogenic strains of avian influenza recently detected in migratory waterfowl in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Butte County, California. (universityofcalifornia.edu)
  • The current detected strains, H5N2 and H5N8, are not a risk to human health and have not been found in commercial poultry in the United States. (universityofcalifornia.edu)
  • Because waterfowl are reservoirs for avian influenza strains that can be fatal to domestic poultry (yet often show little to no signs in waterfowl), backyard and commercial chickens raised near areas commonly used by migrating waterfowl are at risk of transmission. (universityofcalifornia.edu)
  • If you are a poultry owner - either backyard or commercial - and live in proximity to waterfowl and their habitat, your birds are at risk. (universityofcalifornia.edu)
  • Trade and movements of live birds, including fighting cocks, and live-bird markets have also been identified as potential risk factors in the spread of HPAI caused by H5N1 ( 5 ). (cdc.gov)
  • A(H5N6) avian flu is considered especially dangerous because the World Health Organization has identified A(H5N6) as a trans-species virus that mutated in 2016 to begin infecting humans. (americanthinker.com)
  • Oxbow has welcomed researchers from Washington State University's Avian Biodiversity: Impacts, Risks And Descriptive Survey (A-BIRDS) to gather data on Oxbow's property. (oxbow.org)
  • This project will explore the hypothesis that development of an effective LAMP assay for livestock and avian chlamydiosis will lead to significant reductions in zoonotic disease as well as morbidity, mortality and the reproductive health of farm animals. (umass.edu)
  • Forecaster ABARES says higher earnings from livestock will be more than offset by lower grain prices and a smaller crops of wheat, barley and canola. (abc.net.au)
  • Risk factors need to be identified to better understand disease ecology and assist HPAI surveillance and detection. (cdc.gov)
  • Wetlands used for double-crop rice production, where free-grazing duck feed year round in rice paddies, appear to be a critical factor in HPAI persistence and spread. (cdc.gov)
  • According to university farm economists across the Midwest, 2019 is the year where farmers need to scrutinize their crop expenses, and see where they can cut costs to improve their net return per acre. (illinois.edu)
  • Without inspections, farmers may falsely claim crop losses. (gao.gov)
  • Most of these people are subsistence farmers, herders, foresters or fishers and when a crisis strikes, they often lose not only standing crops, but also their limited productive assets. (fao.org)
  • In the current marketplace, where we've got our crop growing here and farmers starting to look only a couple months down the track before they harvest, and the grain markets have been pretty sick really with what are very large crops in the northern hemisphere driving prices down. (abc.net.au)
  • GAO reviewed the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation's (FCIC) actuarial practices, the rates at which private sector companies were compensated for selling and servicing crop insurance, and the distribution of gains and losses on crop insurance sold by private companies and reinsured by FCIC. (gao.gov)
  • Congress has expressed concern regarding FCIC progress in implementing the Federal Crop Insurance Act of 1980, the effectiveness of program changes when insurance losses in 1981 and 1982 are considered, and the annual increases in FCIC appropriation requests. (gao.gov)
  • Geopolitical Futures emphasizes that China's food supply is also being endangered due to other developing risks . (americanthinker.com)
  • Geopolitical Futures cautions regarding China existential risks, '[E]ven if food supplies can be met (which is in question at this point), rising prices also pose a threat to food availability to a country with high levels of low-income and poverty-stricken families. (americanthinker.com)
  • The Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 2000 granted RMA authority to renegotiate the terms of RMA's standard reinsurance agreement with companies once over 5 years. (gao.gov)
  • The project, led by Dr. Bill Snyder and his graduate students, is investigating how agricultural practices impact bird diversity and how birds in agricultural areas control crop pests. (oxbow.org)
  • Sanitary disease control measures have been implemented to limit exposure risks (OIE, 2013a,b,c). (thepoultrysite.com)
  • As persons suffering from the direct effects of the disaster may already be at risk through malnutrition, exposure, shock and other traumas, it becomes essential that the food they consume is safe. (who.int)
  • Further restrictions attempted to minimize worker exposure by prohibiting hand-harvesting of crops and by delaying entrance into fields for three to six days after spraying. (panna.org)
  • Oxbow has for several years provided a study site for Dr. David Crowder and graduate student Eli Bloom's study of the interactions between crop diversity, native bee populations and diversity, and pollination services. (oxbow.org)
  • Residues of parathion and paraoxon have been found at relatively high concentrations on crop foliage and soils for at least 45 days after parathion was applied at normal rates under dry conditions. (panna.org)
  • and crops and invertebrates growing or living in Pb-contaminated soils. (fws.gov)
  • Alternatively, when people's capacities are overwhelmed by crises, they need to be able to count on effective local, national and international emergency response , including humanitarian assistance and protection, expandable safety nets, crop insurance schemes and other forms of social protection adapted to assist populations at risk. (fao.org)
  • Further Geographic Information System (GIS) modelling was undertaken to test a wider range of landscape and power-line variables, but only the presence or absence of cultivated land could usefully identify lines posing a collision risk. (wiley.com)
  • The Fall Armyworm has spread to 220,000 acres (89,000 hectares) in Southern China, ruining primarily corn and some sugarcane crops. (americanthinker.com)
  • The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) administers the federal crop insurance program in partnership with private insurers. (gao.gov)
  • This testimony is based on GAO's 2005 report, Crop Insurance: Actions Needed to Reduce Program's Vulnerability to Fraud, Waste, and Abuse, as well as new analyses this Committee requested on underwriting gains and administrative and operating expenses USDA paid companies. (gao.gov)
  • The Secretary of Agriculture should direct the Board of Directors and Manager, FCIC, to consider the potential for obtaining actual crop yield data and using such data to establish homogeneous risk groups and the proper relationships among each group's yields and risk rates. (gao.gov)
  • One of the few bright spots Rabobank sees ahead is new-crop cotton prices. (agweb.com)
  • A new formulation type (except a granule or slow-release formulation) extrapolated from a product authorised as a soil drench or applied pre-emergence to a crop (but excluding all granule or slow release formulations). (hse.gov.uk)
  • We don't get as much yield per hectare, but we still get a crop. (abc.net.au)
  • While transgenic technology is not the single solution, the techniques used pose no more risk than conventional breeding (according to the National Academy of Sciences, AMA, many, many others). (greenbiz.com)
  • After a 2-year rat oncogenicity study and additional mutagenicity studies are submitted and evaluated, the Agency will reassess the oncogenicity issue and determine if dietary and worker risk assessments are necessary. (cornell.edu)
  • But Rabobank defines future price volatility as a narrow risk premium of between 20 and 50 cents. (agweb.com)
  • GAO reported that RMA did not use all available tools to reduce the crop insurance program's vulnerability to fraud, waste, and abuse. (gao.gov)
  • RMA's regulations to implement the crop insurance program, as well as some statutory requirements, create design problems that hinder its efforts to reduce abuse. (gao.gov)
  • That's assuming the avian flu outbreak, warm weather or both do not significantly reduce demand for meal. (agweb.com)