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    Source: http://qctimes.com/news/local/iowa-f...efdb10730.html


    Iowa Farm Bureau study places bird flu impact at $427M
    5 hours ago • Times Bureau

    DES MOINES — The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation released study results Monday indicating the avian flu outbreak in Iowa cost producers nearly 8,500 jobs and almost $427 million in revenue when the disease forced the depopulation of 34 million birds on 77 farms earlier this year.

    The study, commissioned by the Farm Bureau and conducted by Decision Innovation Solutions, also estimated the outbreak will mean higher egg and poultry prices for up to three years after hitting the nation’s largest egg-producing state.

    According to the study, the bird flu outbreak will cost Iowa more than $425 million in lost additional value, with more than half of that amount being lost income for Iowans...
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