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Bird flu ‘a three- to five-year problem’
More help is on the way for turkey and other poultry producers to cope with the epidemic of highly pathogenic avian influenza, but state and federal officials also warned that the problem will remain for years.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Dispatches from DC: Ag journalism in the nation’s capital
Today, we’ll hear from numerous top national figures, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Robert Johansson, USDA chief economist, as well as top trade officials. Clint Raine of the National Corn Growers Association, will talk about the use of drones in agriculture.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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National Guard to help fight avian influenza
WILLMAR, Minn. -- The State Emergency Operations Center announced Sunday that 30 National Guard soldiers will haul water needed for avian influenza decontamination today through Wednesday. The soldiers will come from the 682nd Engineer Battalion in Willmar and the A Company, 134th Brigade Support Battalion of Brooklyn Park, according to a media release.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Increased human protections offered as H5N2 outbreak spreads
CHICAGO - Hundreds of farm workers exposed to a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu have been offered antiviral medication as a preventative measure in recent days, U.S. public health officials said.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Second bird flu case confirmed in North Dakota
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in LaMoure County, N.D.
Friday, April, 24, 2015 - - News

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By the numbers: U.S. bird flu outbreak in poultry
Minnesota has joined Wisconsin in declaring a state of emergency over an outbreak of bird flu in poultry that has led to the deaths of more than 7 million birds this year. Minnesota is also speeding up prescriptions of antiviral drug Tamiflu for farm workers and others who have been in direct contact with infected flocks. No infections have been reported in humans.
Friday, April, 24, 2015 - Reuters - News

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CDC: Risk low for human infection from U.S. strains of bird flu
CHICAGO - The strain of avian flu that has been identified in 12 U.S. states and led to the extermination of more than 7 million birds is different from the H5N1 bird flu virus that has spread from birds to humans in the past, an official with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.
Thursday, April, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Chicken farm of 300,000 near Lake Park, Minn., hit with deadly avian flu
LAKE PARK, Minn. — A test indicates some birds in a Baer Poultry Co. chicken barn have the deadly avian flu virus—a result that could mean the destruction of up to 300,000 chickens.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Farm Rescue aids North Dakota farmer
Tarin Dewald, who farms near Fredonia, N.D., was working on his auger March 6 when he fell off, plummeting about 15 feet to the ground. He broke his pelvis, a few ribs, his elbow and got a concussion from the impact of the fall.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - - News

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U.S. could use vaccines being developed to fight bird flu in poultry
CHICAGO - Faced with a deadly bird flu outbreak that has infected millions of chickens and turkeys, the U.S. Agriculture Department could turn to what it has always seen as a last resort: readying and deploying a vaccine to fight the disease.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Mexico expands ban on U.S. live bird and egg imports to include Iowa
Mexico has expanded its ban on United States live bird and egg imports to include the state of Iowa because of bird flu concerns, according to the Mexican Agriculture Ministry on Tuesday. Check back for more on this developing story.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Hormel says turkey sales to be reduced by avian flu outbreak
Hormel Foods Corp. says its Jennie-O Turkey Store segment will sell less turkey and related products because of the developing bird flu outbreak
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - - News

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Iowa reports biggest U.S. outbreak of bird flu in poultry
CHICAGO - Iowa, the top U.S. egg-producing state, found a lethal strain of bird flu in millions of hens at an egg-laying facility on Monday, the worst case so far in a national outbreak that prompted Wisconsin to declare a state of emergency.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Ag Processing Inc. expanding production in corn belt
FARGO, N.D. — Ag Processing Inc., based in Omaha, has announced plans to build a new soybean facility somewhere in South Dakota or North Dakota. The company tells Agweek it will be a “state-of-the-art” size of about 35 million to 40 million bushels of raw soybeans, largely to produce soybean meal for Pacific Northwest export markets.
Monday, April, 20, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Minnesota distiller is back on the family farm
HALLOCK, Minn. — There are barrels and bottles, tubes and pipes, gauges, dials and labels. There are smells — some sharp, some subtle, many mingled and mysterious — of grain, of alcohol, of juniper and other additives. There’s the gurgle and burble of liquids.
Monday, April, 20, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Turkey virus: From China to Minnesota farms
Blame Minnesota's famous lakes. The country's top veterinarian said the state's lakes may be part of the reason so many Minnesota turkeys are taking ill from the latest strain of avian influenza.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Precondition for prime livestock
It’s been talked about for 60 years. It’s better for animals, preferred by most cattle feeders, and could provide a 169 percent return on investment.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - - News

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USDA: More U.S. poultry flocks infected with bird flu
The number of U.S. poultry flocks infected with a deadly strain of bird flu rose on Tuesday as Iowa identified its first case and Minnesota confirmed eight more cases, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - - News

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First case of bird flu reported in North Dakota
ELLENDALE, N.D. – After the owner of a 40,000 turkey flock in southeast North Dakota reported an increased death rate among his birds, it has been confirmed that the state has its first case of H5 avian influenza.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Thief steals frozen bull semen worth $70,000
The Mower County Sheriff’s Office is searching for cryogenically frozen bull semen that went missing from a farm near the Iowa border earlier this week. The canister was taken from an unlocked barn, according to the unidentified victim.
Friday, April, 10, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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