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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.
P.J. Huffstutter and Tom Polansek
May 01, 2015
CHICAGO - Hens at a facility run by Rembrandt Foods, one of the top U.S. egg producers, are suspected of being infected with a strain of bird flu deadly to poultry, a company spokesman said on Thursday.
CHICAGO - Bird flu has been identified at five new sites in Iowa, including a commercial egg-laying operation in Buena Vista County that houses an estimated 5.5 million birds, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship said on Thursday.
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.
CHICAGO - Initial tests have found probable new cases of the rapidly spreading avian influenza on four commercial poultry sites in Iowa, affecting nearly 2.3 million birds, the state's agriculture department said on Monday.
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.
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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.
Farmland prices in Iowa, the top U.S. corn and soybean state, are down by an average 7.6 percent over the past six months and 11 percent from a year ago, pressured by lower grain prices and firmer interest rates, according to a survey released Tuesday.
The 2013 butter cow, on display at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, was recently vandalized with red paint. The display, however, was cleaned up promptly and the exhibit opened as usual the next day.
The Iowa egg producers blamed for a 2010 salmonella outbreak have settled a lawsuit brought by a California distributor that lost profits from the foodborne illnesses and the resulting product recalls, court records show.
FARGO, N.D. — A man promoting investments in a sugar beet-to-ethanol project at Grafton, N.D., has resigned as a securities broker with Multi-Financial Securities Corp., after an investor-client complaint. Darrell Duane Smith on March 23 was the main presenter for Energae LP Holdings at a meeting in Grafton, N.D.
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