Georgia is HPAI Free and Farmer Sentiment Changes Little

Georgia is HPAI Free and Farmer Sentiment Changes Little

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**Georgia is “HPAI-Free” following the November outbreak.

Georgia Ag Commissioner Tyler Harper announced that as of December 27, Georgia has achieved free status for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in poultry after the November outbreak at a commercial raised-for-release waterfowl facility in Southwest Georgia. reports, as listed with the World

Organization for Animal Health, this designation allows exports and international trade for Georgia poultry products to be restored.

**Farmer sentiment changed very little in December.

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer

recorded a reading of 114, just one point lower than a month earlier.

Also, both the Index of Current Conditions and the Index of Future Expectations fell one point below their respective November readings.

The Current Conditions Index for December was 112, while the Future Expectations Index was 115.

All three indices were weaker than in December 2022.

**The Waters of the U.S. rule rewrite topped the list of agricultural issues for the National Agricultural Law Center in 2023.

While WOTUS was the top issue for 2024, California’s Proposition 12 came in second, with the one-year Farm Bill extension third.

The organization listed EPA’s rollout of the Endangered Species Protection Program and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act fourth.

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