Grocery prices jumped another 1.3% in July, led by continued increases for dairy products, baked goods and other items, and are up 13.1% over the past year, the largest increase in supermarket costs in more than 43 years.
A group of eleven senators from both parties are calling for additional funding to fight the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza, which has so far resulted in the deaths of more than 37.5 million birds across 34 states.
FAO's measure of global food commodity prices fell slightly in April, driven by an easing of corn and vegetable oil prices, after jumping 13% the month before following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Poultry and egg producers are closely watching the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza, which has already hit more states than the 2014-2015 outbreak and infected close to half the number of birds as it did seven years ago.
WASHINGTON, April 12, 2017 – Tennessee’s state veterinarian has lifted the control zone around two poultry farms in the state where the H7N9 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was detected last month.