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Va. Officials Hope Visitors From China ‘Clear’ Poultry

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Posted: March 16, 2013

Erica Nicholson of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services tests poultry at the VDACS lab in Harrisonburg on Wednesday. Virginia is hopeful that it persuade China to lift its ban on Virginia poultry. (Photos by Jason Lenhart)
Erica Nicholson of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services works on an antigen plate test at the lab on Wednesday.
Shelia Holsinger of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services works on an ELISA test involving Virginia poultry on Wednesday at the agency’s Harrisonburg lab. ELISA is an extremely sensitive quality-control test.
HARRISONBURG — While state agricultural exports reached an all-time high last year, one important piece of international commerce is missing: a line of poultry sales from Virginia to China.

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