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Bird flu outbreak could set U.S. record with 'probable' cases in Iowa
CHICAGO - The highly pathogenic H5 avian flu turned up in initial tests at five more farms in Iowa, including a commercial egg operation housing up to 5.5 million birds, Iowa's agriculture department said on Thursday.
Friday, May, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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CME hogs end up 6th straight day as cash prices surge
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs gained for a sixth straight day on Thursday with tight supplies boosting cash hog and wholesale pork values, traders said.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - Reuters - News

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First wild bird with avian flu confirmed in Minnesota
A Cooper’s hawk from Yellow Medicine County is the first Minnesota wild bird to test positive for the highly pathogenic avian influenza HPAI virus that has infected poultry farms across Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported Thursday morning.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Bills place factory farms before citizens
Current Minnesota law exempts the majority of livestock farms from being subject to a nuisance claim related to, for example, odor or air pollution.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - - Opinion

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By the numbers: U.S. bird flu outbreak in poultry
Dozens of countries have imposed total or partial bans on U.S. poultry and poultry imports since an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza was discovered in December. Each of the top 10 importers have introduced restrictions. Total bans have been imposed by China, South Korea and Angola, whose markets were valued at nearly $700 million last year.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - Reuters - News

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House OKs first part of turkey flu fiscal aid
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota House Wednesday night approved the first installment of funding to fight bird flu that is killing poultry across the state in a vote that paves the way for state money to soon start flowing in the battle. The bill, which passed unanimously, would provide $379,000 for the Board of Animal Health and $514,000 for the state Agriculture Department. Senators are expected to approve it soon.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Weather Talk: Snow removal costs in Boston cause budget problems
City accountants in municipalities throughout eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota know all too well what a winter of heavy snowfall can do to a city budget. Well, imagine the situation in Boston.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Saudi Arabia bans poultry meat from Canadian province Ontario
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Saudi Arabia, the world's second-largest importer of chicken broiler meat, has banned imports of poultry meat and egg products from the Canadian province of Ontario due to the presence of avian influenza on three Ontario farms.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Committee honors farmer
The Agriculture Finance Committee in the Minnesota House of Representatives earlier this month honored Ryan Buck, a family corn and soybean farmer near Goodhue, for his contributions to agriculture, with a special resolution on at the state capitol.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - - News

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Minnesota brewery offers free beer to farmers dedicated to water quality
Farmers can be rewarded with a free six pack of beer from a Stearns County brewery as part of a Minnesota Department of Agriculture water quality certification program being tested on some county farms.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - St. Cloud Times - News

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Pacific trade deal excites, worries Minnesota business
The U.S. Senate could vote this week to give President Obama authority to finish negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal between 12 countries that border the Pacific Ocean.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - - News

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Tracing the bird flu outbreak in U.S. poultry flocks
Two highly pathogenic strains of avian influenza have been found in 14 U.S. states since December, prompting partial to total bans on imports of U.S. poultry and egg products to other countries that were valued at more than $6 billion last year.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. officials predict a return of bird flu in the fall
CHICAGO - U.S. agriculture officials say it is "highly probable" that the virulent avian flu viruses that have hit U.S. poultry operations hard in recent weeks will return next fall when wild bird populations migrate south, potentially spreading the viruses into new regions of the country.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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CME live cattle futures rebound; hogs move up
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle closed higher on Tuesday, erasing Monday's losses aided by short-covering and futures' discounts to cash prices a week ago, traders said.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Bill provides funding to respond to bird flu
As many of you know, Minnesota is the nation’s largest turkey producer, and 26 of the state’s turkey farms have been devastated by H5N2, the avian influenza virus.
Tuesday, April, 28, 2015 - - Opinion

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New bird flu cases probable in Iowa, millions of birds affected
CHICAGO - Initial tests have found probable avian influenza outbreaks at five new commercial poultry sites in Iowa, affecting more than 6 million birds, the state's agriculture department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday.
Tuesday, April, 28, 2015 - Reuters - News

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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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South Dakota farmers getting ready to plant
Farmers throughout the region are anticipating a quick planting season, but looking forward to getting some rain on their dry fields.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Officials: Avian flu won't have negative effect on supply, price of poultry and eggs
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Despite a massive outbreak of avian influenza, consumers shouldn't expect to see price increases or shortages in eggs and poultry products at their local supermarkets. As avian influenza has swept across Minnesota, more than 2.6 million birds have died or been killed to prevent further spread of the epidemic. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton declared a state of emergency Thursday, the first Minnesota agriculture emergency declaration state officials can recall.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - 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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