Motorists Warned To Watch For Wild TurkeysIt is the last thing Grand Rapids resident Jim Mayerle expected while on a leisurely Sunday drive in northern Minnesota.
Wild Turkeys Taking Over MinnesotaThe Department of Natural Resources says turkeys were once limited to the southeastern part of the state, where there's rolling bluff country. Now they're showing up as far north as the North Shore.
Sheriff: More Than 8,000 Turkeys Lost In Meeker County Barn FireMore than 8,000 turkeys died Tuesday in a barn fire in central Minnesota, according to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office.
Thanksgiving Turkey Prices Impacted By Bird FluSo much of the turkey talk this year has been about the bird flu. Minnesota was one of a handful of states that saw an epidemic that wiped out millions of turkeys.
Wholesale Price Of Fresh Turkeys Up This Thanksgiving, But Not DrasticallyBird flu took a bite out of the turkey supply. Heavy rain washed out the pumpkin crop. Yet Thanksgiving groceries likely won't cost Americans much more than last year, and nobody should have to miss gobbling down their favorite holiday foods.
Ducks Shot By Minnesota Hunters Test Negative For Bird FluTests on over 750 ducks shot by Minnesota hunters this fall have turned up no signs of the kind of bird flu that devastated the Midwest poultry industry earlier this year.
Turkey Growers Prep For Possible Fall Bird Flu OutbreakMinnesota turkey farmers are a little on edge these days as the state's waterfowl start to fly south for the winter. Ducks and other waterfowl are believed to be the primary source of avian influenza. They are carriers of the bug, but are somehow immune to it.
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.
USDA: Bird Flu Vaccine Works On Chickens; Testing On TurkeysScientists have developed a vaccine strain that has tested 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and testing is underway to see if it also protects turkeys, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Agriculture Committee at a hearing on Wednesday.
Bird Flu-Related Layoffs Harming Faribault's Economy, ResidentsIt has been nearly three weeks since the last reported case of the bird flu in Minnesota. But the state has been hit hard since the outbreak began in March. About nine million turkeys and more than 100 farms have been lost.
Stearns County Farm To Become 2nd In Minnesota To RestockThe Minnesota Board of Animal Health says one of the first farms in Stearns County to be hit by the Midwest bird flu outbreak is set to restock with turkeys in the coming days. It'll be the second Minnesota poultry farm to resume production.