Lucretia Cardenas, Editor of Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly joined Charly Butcher on “Fort Wayne Business Weekly” to talk about the articles in this weeks issue:
3) Biosecurity a must at local bird farms Mention avian influenza to any bird farmer and it is sure to make them shudder. The 2015 avian influenza sweep across the country infected more than 49 million birds. Although Hoosier farms had time to prepare themselves for probable infestation as the influenza moved east, many farms found they were ill-prepared. Most farms have since recovered, but not without a punch to the pocketbook, both in lost profits and in purchasing increased biosecurity to protect their farms from another possible outbreak.
Big data can bring big challenges, particularly when connected to commodity industries where speculation can be a threat to a fair market. This is a concern among farmers locally, as well as nationally, and the Indiana Farm Bureau is one of the groups leading the charge in ensuring farmers’ data is protected – however a farmer defines protection.