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Nebraska Sees More Cases of Bird Flu and Rising Egg Prices

By Gordon HopkinsAn ongoing outbreak of bird flu has forced the culling of additional birds in Nebraska and consumers are seeing an increase in the cost of eggs as a result.Most Recent CasesOn Monday, December 19, 2022, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced another confirmed case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), colloquially known as bird flu. This brings the total number of cases of HPAI in Nebraska this year to 15. The 15th farm is a backyard flock in Knox County.According to NDA State Vet...

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