Pennsylvania is Now 'HPAI-Free,' Restoring Normal Poultry Trade
September 7, 2023
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced that Pennsylvania has reached the critical milestone of HPAI-free status recognized by the World Animal Health Organization. The designation marks a return to normal international trade conditions for Pennsylvania’s $7.1 billion poultry industry for the first time since April 2022, when the outbreak of the current strain began, affecting 31 commercial flocks, 36 backyard flocks, and causing the loss of 4,648,240 domestic birds.
Since taking office in January, the Shapiro Administration has been focused on supporting Pennsylvania farmers by...