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BIRD FLU
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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....

Officials say 2 new probable cases of bird flu in Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- State officials say there are two probable cases of bird flu in Adair and Webster counties in Iowa....

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....

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....