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Biosecurity: Pennsylvania Suffers Renewed 2023 HPAI Outbreak, Issues Additional Quarantine Order for Live Bird Market Supply Chain
From February 1, 2023, through March 17, 2023, Pennsylvania has confirmed thirty-two (32) premises, both commercial and non-commercial, infected by highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the last eight (8) weeks, totaling approximately 295,000 depopulated birds, primarily smaller

Biotechnology: U.S. Trade Representative Announces USMCA Technical Consultations On Mexican GMO Corn Ban
On March 6, 2023, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that it is requesting technical consultations with Mexico “regard[ing] certain Mexican measures concerning products of agricultural biotechnology,” i.e., Mexico’s February 13, 2023, decree prohibiting import of genetically modified corn

COVID-19: SCOTUS Denies Tyson’s Petition to Keep COVID Cases in Federal Court
On February 21, 2023, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) denied Tyson Foods, Inc.’s (Tyson) petition to keep in federal court several negligence cases alleging that the 2020 COVID-related deaths of workers employed at Tyson’s Waterloo, Iowa plant were caused by