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Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics


We create impact with our expertise in applied economics and agribusiness principles to help address the food, financial, health, development, policy, environmental, and social needs in Virginia and around the world.


Faculty expert comment

To further protect the U.S. livestock industry from the threat posed by highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza, USDA is sharing several actions to help get ahead of this disease and limit its spread.

"Protect dairy cattle from H5N1. Practice good biosecurity following USDA guidelines and report sick animals. U.S. agriculture cannot afford more trade restrictions banning imports of U.S. beef from States where dairy cows have tested positive for avian influenza." Jason Grant, W.G. Wysor Professor of Agriculture and Director of the Center for Agricultural Trade

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