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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....

Third case of avian flu confirmed in northeast Nebraska
PONCA, Neb. (AP) -- The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has announced a third case of avian flu in northeast Nebraska's Dixon County....

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....

Iowa reports new bird flu turkey case in Pocahontas County
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa agriculture officials say an additional turkey farm in Pocahontas County has tested positive for bird flu. If confirmed, the case will be the third in that county. The case brings the Iowa total to 64 farms with bird flu....

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....

Largest Minnesota farm hit by bird flu to lay off 39 workers
RENVILLE, Minn. (AP) -- The largest Minnesota farm to be hit by bird flu is temporarily laying off 39 full-time employees....

Iowa cancels bird shows at Iowa State Fair, county fairs
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The Iowa State Fair and county fairs will not have poultry shows this year, Iowa agriculture officials said Thursday, as the state continued to struggle with a bird flu outbreak that has claimed more than 25 million chickens and turkeys....

Bird flu crisis slows in Minnesota, focus now on recovery
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota notched six straight days without a new case of bird flu on Thursday, and though state officials aren't ready to say the outbreak is over, they're beginning to stand down....

Iowa landfills get OK to take carcasses from bird flu cases
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Two Iowa landfills have been given approvals from federal and state officials to dispose of some of the millions of chicken, turkey and duck carcasses amassing from the outbreak of bird flu....