March 16, 2014
There's more bad news for the United States poultry industry.
The Mexican government has created new regulations for imported poultry. This comes after Mexican officials found poultry infected with the Avian flu.
The Virginia Poultry Federation President says it'll only affect states that export raw poultry, so Virginia should not be impacted.
"Most of our product particularly on the turkey side is not exported into Mexico. It's further processed or shipped there for further processing," Hobey Baughan.
As of right now, the Avian flu has infected 195 farms, costing poultry farmers around $100 million.
But, only one new case has been reported in the past two weeks. Baughan says things are looking better, but they're still not out of the woods.