Additionally, USDA to begin making payments to dairy farmers for lost production.

Last week, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) announced new measures aimed at limiting the spread of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) among dairy farms in Iowa.

Effective July 1, those exhibiting dairy cattle at fairs and similar events in Iowa are required to complete HPAI testing within seven days of movement for all participating animals.

“We want to strike a balance between allowing our 4-H, FFA and dairy exhibitors the opportunity to show their animals, while also requiring additional testing to protect our livestock and minimize the potential spread of the virus,” said Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig. “Our approach is reflective of our significant livestock industry, and I want to thank our farmers who have...