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Avian Flu public forum at 3 p.m. Saturday in Willmar with Dayton, other lawmakers
WILLMAR, Minn. –– The avian influenza, which continues to steamroll through commercial turkey farms in Kandiyohi County, is getting the attention of the state’s top lawmakers who will hold a public forum at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Minnwest Technology Campus in Willmar.
Friday, April, 24, 2015 - Forum News Service - 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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Minnesotans in contact with avian flu birds get preventative drugs
CHICAGO - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday that preventative medication is being provided to workers and others who has been in close proximity to birds affected by the fast-spreading avian flu that has led to the death or killed more than 7.3 million birds this year.
Thursday, April, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Bemidji eco-friendly greenhouse can grow produce all year long
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Staff at Root Value, Lueken's Village Foods' new aquaponics greenhouse, gave a tour of the state-of-the-art facility on Wednesday. A new Bemidji state-of-the-art, ultra-efficient aquaponics greenhouse grows fruits and vegetables year round in water infused with the natural byproducts of 250 tilapia fish for nutrients, rather than soil and conventional fertilizer.
Thursday, April, 23, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Minnesota emergency declared over avian flu
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton declared a state of emergency as 2.6 million turkeys have because of avian influenza since early last month. The action came Thursday with the number of flocks affected in the country's top turkey producing state rising. Officials awaited confirmation that the first Minnesota chicken flock was infected.
Thursday, April, 23, 2015 - Forum News Service - 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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Minnesota State Fair may cancel poultry exhibition over bird flu
The avian flu outbreak that has hit 31 Minnesota turkey farms could lead the Minnesota State Fair to sideline the poultry exhibition this year. State Fair officials will decide by early to mid-summer whether to cancel the exhibition amid fears that bringing exhibition birds together in one location could further spread the virus. The State Fair opens Aug. 27, following county fairs that get underway in mid-June.
Thursday, April, 23, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - 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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Wadena County, Minn., flock falls to flu
WILLMAR, Minn. — The highly pathogenic avian influenza was confirmed in central Minnesota for the first time Tuesday, while two other Minnesota counties reported additional flock detections Tuesday, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A commercial turkey flock of 310,000 was reported Tuesday in Wadena County. This is the first avian flu detection in the central Minnesota county.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Minnesota bird flu funding heads to negotiations
A provision Democratic senators added to avian flu funding legislation resulted in House Republicans rejecting it and forcing negotiations to resolve the differences.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Forum News Service - 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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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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Scientists still at a loss to explain spread of avian flu
The deadly flu virus that has wiped out nearly 5 percent of Minnesota’s turkey industry is a part of a global disease outbreak, but scientists still don’t understand it.
Monday, April, 20, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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NDSU crop breeder to tour Asia
The customer is always right, especially when he’s buying 50 percent of your crop. That’s why Mohamed Mergoum, North Dakota State University wheat breeder, is part of a team of U.S. wheat breeders visiting Asia this month on a U.S. Wheat Associates trade trip.
Monday, April, 20, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Avian flu uncertainty has turkey farmers on edge
The unprecedented avian flu outbreak has hit commercial poultry operations in several states, but none harder than Minnesota. Nearly 1.5 million turkeys in Minnesota have died from the virus or been killed to prevent its spread.
Monday, April, 20, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - 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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