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Indiana imposes ban on moving poultry, other birds to events
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana imposed a statewide ban Wednesday on moving poultry and other birds to events such as county fairs in hopes of preventing the spread of a bird flu strain that's killed tens of millions of chickens, turkeys and other birds across the nation....

Officials report new probable case of bird flu in Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Officials say there's another probable case of bird flu in Iowa....

3 more Minnesota farms hit by bird flu, state total now 97
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Three more Minnesota turkey farms have been hit by probable cases of bird flu, raising the state's total to 97....

Fourth case of bird flu found in northeast Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A fourth case of bird flu has been confirmed on a northeast Nebraska farm....

Bird flu returns to Minnesota with 6 newly infected farms
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Bird flu returned to Minnesota after more than a week without a new case, as presumptive positive test results came back Tuesday from six turkey farms....

Wisconsin officials lift avian flu quarantine
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Agriculture officials have lifted a quarantine zone around a Chippewa County farm where thousands of turkeys were infected with bird flu....

Some Iowa farmers upset with government's bird flu response
SIBLEY, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa farmers who have been dealing for weeks with thousands of rotting dead chickens are frustrated by the government's response to the Midwest bird flu outbreak....

Millions of birds dead due to flu to be disposed of soon
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Millions of Iowa birds killed or destroyed in the wake of a bird flu outbreak should be disposed of or incinerated within the next week, according to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack....

Egg prices surge to record on shortage caused by bird flu
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Egg prices reached record levels on Friday after a bird flu outbreak decimated the flock, leading to the death of more than 20 million egg-laying hens over the last month in the top producing state of Iowa....

Bird flu cuts Iowa April egg production 4 percent from 2014
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa egg production for April fell 8 percent from the month before and 4 percent from a year ago as the bird flu claimed millions of egg-laying hens....