Bird Flu

Despite Bird Flu, Minnesota Still Top Turkey Producing StateMinnesota has retained its ranking as the nation's top turkey producing state despite this year's bird flu outbreak. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting that the country will raise 228 million turkeys this year, down 4 percent from the number raised in 2014.
Tests On Ducks Could Provide Early Warning On Bird FluAs the poultry industry braces for a potential return of bird flu this fall, wildlife managers expect the first results next week from tests that could provide an early warning on whether ducks are carrying the disease as they fly south for the winter.
USDA Adds Suffocation To Bird Flu Euthanasia MethodsA new federal bird flu control policy says ventilation systems must be shut off as a means of suffocating entire poultry barns if other methods of euthanasia cannot be completed within 24 hours. It was among several new policies released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday.
Minnesota Officials Bracing For Possible 2nd Wave Of Bird FluTop state officials say there's a good chance Minnesota will see another bird flu outbreak.
All SD Turkey Farms Hit By Bird Flu Restocked, RecoveringAll nine of the turkey farms in South Dakota that were affected by the deadly bird flu virus during the spring have restocked and are raising birds again, though the lone chicken farm has yet to recover.
Experts Worry Bird Flu Could Recur In Colder MonthsThe bird flu this past spring cost the turkey industry in the Upper Midwest nearly half a billion dollars.
USDA Seeking Proposals For Production Of Bird Flu VaccineThe U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking bids from animal health companies for a bird flu vaccine.
All Bird Flu Quarantines Lifted In Wisconsin Wisconsin agriculture officials have lifted all quarantines imposed on poultry farms because of the bird flu.
1st Restocked Iowa Turkey Farmer Talks Lessons From Bird FluThousands of young turkeys are running around barns on a farm that was the first in Iowa to restock after a bird flu outbreak devastated Midwest flocks.
Bird Flu Outbreak Means Shortage Of Eggs & Higher PricesGet ready to pay even more for a dozen eggs. The massive bird flu outbreak earlier this year is now leading to a shortage of eggs.
Officials Lift Quarantine On Minnesota Poultry FarmsFarms across Minnesota are getting some good news in the fight against bird flu. State animal health leaders said the quarantine on Minnesota poultry farms is now lifted.
US Expects To Pay Farmers $191 Million For Birds Lost To FluThe U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday as he called for Congress to consider a disaster program for poultry producers similar to that for other livestock farmers.