March 9, 2016

Kentucky easing poultry restrictions after bird flu concerns decrease

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) lessened restrictions on poultry February 22 – the same day Indiana officials gave the all clear. After some devastating bird flu incidents in the United States since December 2014, KDA put into place several restrictions regarding poultry and associated sales and fairs.
Kentucky is home to about 850 large-scale poultry farms and more than 3,000 poultry houses in 42 counties. The restrictions were meant to protect the state’s Number 1 agricultural and food commodity industry valued at $1.2 billion in 2014.

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