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Wildlife group: Bird ban hurts educational presentations
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- A recent ban meant to protect Ohio's $2.3 billion poultry industry from a deadly bird flu virus has hampered educational wildlife presentations, environmental educators and volunteers argue....

Federal government to step up bird flu monitoring this fall
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The federal government announced plans Thursday to step up monitoring wild birds for avian influenza this fall to provide an early warning of any resurgence of a disease that devastated poultry farms in the Upper Midwest....

Branstad extends bird flu disaster proclamation
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Gov. Terry Branstad has extended a state of disaster emergency through July 31 in response to the bird flu outbreak in the state....

Bird flu means educational displays replace birds at fairs
CENTRAL CITY, Iowa (AP) -- The ongoing bird flu outbreak has forced competitors at the Linn County Fair and other poultry events in the state to prepare educational displays and leave their birds at home....

Iowa landfill stops taking dead birds affected by bird flu
MALVERN, Iowa (AP) -- A southwestern Iowa landfill has stopped accepting dead birds and related waste from the recent bird flu outbreak....

Monthly egg report reveals depth of impact of bird flu
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A monthly report on egg production and chicken flocks reveals the depth of the impact of bird flu on the nation's egg producers....

Egg shortage cutting into restaurant profits, menu items
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Those who like to indulge in a good omelet or quiche at the local cafe should prepare to pay a little more - if it's even on the menu....