Yesterday morning, the USDA announced export sales of: 240,000 metric tons of new crop soybeans to China.
Poultry from a commercial turkey farm in Dubois County, Indiana tested positive for highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza. The report was from The Indiana State Board of Animal Health who also notified the appropriate people at USDA.
Avian flu could become a big deal because US poultry consume about 3.57 billion bushels of corn each year. That is 63% of all the corn fed and 24% of the annual corn production. The poultry industry employs more than 14,000 Hoosiers. Thanks to Allen Gard for the news report.