A third Minnesota turkey farm has been struck by a bird flu strain that’s deadly to poultry. The federal Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on Saturday confirmed that a commercial turkey flock in Stearns County of central Minnesota has been infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian influenza.
Federal officials say a serious strain of bird flu has been found in a Minnesota commercial turkey flock. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the finding in Pope County, in western Minnesota, is the first appearance of the highly pathogenic H5N2 strain in the Mississippi flyway.
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If you’re shopping for Thanksgiving dinner this weekend, chances are the turkey you buy comes from a Minnesota farm. The U.S. Census Bureau says Minnesota is the top turkey producing state in the country. Halvorson Farms in Morristown is busy all year round, and not just around the holidays.
Some very deserving families will have a turkey on the table this holiday season. Former Minnesota Vikings player E.J. Henderson, with the help of Cub Foods, is giving away thousands of turkeys to families in need. Henderson kicked off the season of giving Tuesday morning, hanging out and bringing a smile to a number of families in attendance.
Turkey time is right around the corner, and the country is in the middle of a turkey shortage. The number of birds being raised on farms in the U.S. is the lowest it’s been in nearly three decades.
A semi truck that was hauling turkeys overturned on Interstate 94 amid snowy conditions Monday morning. According to the State Patrol, the crash happened as a truck was traveling east near Dalton.
Wednesday was another cool but gorgeously clear day at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, and there was no shortage of activities for all of us at WCCO-TV to investigate.
It is time to see what’s Trending Now on ‘CCO. And who knows more about what’s going on around town and around the country than Jason Matheson.
A pair of turkeys is causing problems for drivers in the south metro, and not even police can scare them off. A Chaska officer took pictures in an area on Norex Drive. The two male turkeys weren’t allowing vehicles to pass and were coming up right to them.
The winter’s propane shortage isn’t just affecting homeowners. Animals are being impacted, too. Minnesota is the No. 1 turkey producer in the nation. And every winter, turkey farmers go through thousands of gallons of propane to heat barns and keep livestock warm.
Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, and a northern Minnesota farmer will be in the holiday spotlight. John Burkel of Badger will be presenting his turkeys to President Obama at the White House. Burkel raises 70,000 turkeys a year. He says he’s picked out a handful of his best, and is getting them ready in a heated garden shed for their national debut. Only two of the turkeys will make the trip to the White House, and they’ll be pardoned, not served.
A Brooklyn Park neighborhood has been taken over by turkeys. The neighborhood on West River Road has always had its share of turkeys, but in the past year the population has exploded.
The owner of a central Minnesota turkey barn says he’s out an estimated $500,000 after his barn, which housed 17,000 young turkeys, burned down, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says.
Thanksgiving got a lot happier Friday thanks to the Salvation Army.
It used to be a big deal to spot a wild turkey, but now days, they seem to be everywhere. The DNR said this spring’s turkey hunt harvested the third-most turkeys ever in the state of Minnesota.
Two Minnesota grown turkeys get an official send-off at Willmar High School on Monday before going to Washington to be pardoned by President Barack Obama on Wednesday.
In Cannon Falls, people passing by the Ferndale Market could easily assume it’s just like any other store off Highway 52. They’d be wrong.
Minnesota officials estimate more than 105,000 turkeys and up to 1,500 cattle were lost due to the recent heat wave.
The end of the heat wave couldn’t come soon enough for Minnesota turkey growers.
On the open roads in Minnesota, more and more drivers have been running into a small and elusive roadblock: Wild turkeys. They appear to be the cause of a deadly motorcycle crash near Montgomery.
Turkey farming is a huge part of Minnesota’s economy. Minnesota turkey farmers raise 46 million turkeys a year, and the state leads the nation in turkey production, bringing in $600 million to Minnesota’s economy.
The Humane Society of the United States says an undercover investigation shows live baby turkeys are routinely abused at a central Minnesota hatchery.