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NC Agriculture Department talks avian flu with flock owners
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Agriculture department officials in North Carolina are holding a series of meeting with backyard poultry owners to talk about the dangers of avian flu....

All state turkey farms hit by bird flu restocked, recovering
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- All nine of the turkey farms in South Dakota that were affected by the deadly bird flu virus during the spring have restocked and are raising birds again, though the lone chicken farm has yet to recover....

Iowa State cancels poultry farm classes to avoid bird flu
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- To protect a flock of rare chickens from the possibility of getting the bird flu, Iowa State University said Monday it has canceled classes for about 500 students at its poultry teaching and research farm....

Iowa Governor says poultry industry will rebound
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- No birds are on exhibit at the Iowa State Fair this year, as a precaution against the bird flu that ravaged the state's poultry industry this year....

USDA seeking proposals for production of bird flu vaccine
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture is preparing to stockpile a bird flu vaccine as the agency plans for a possible return of the virus that led to the destruction of 48 million chickens and turkeys this spring....