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Jennie-O Lays Off 233 Workers in Faribault Due to Bird Flu

Jennie-O Turkey Store says it's laying off 233 employees at its processing plant in the southern Minnesota city of Faribault because of bird flu outbreaks that have cut the number of available turkeys.

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Dayton Outlines Possible Loan Program For Turkey Farmers

Gov. Mark Dayton says the state may set up a low-interest loan program for farmers hit by a deadly bird flu outbreak.

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Ag Experts Say Minnesota Poultry Is Safety to Eat

Poultry produced in Minnesota, and other states affected by bird flu, is safe to eat. That's the message from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. University of Minnesota Extension Educator Dan Martens says the flocks are monitored closely.

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Klobuchar Discusses Bird Flu With Minnesota Turkey Producers

Sen. Amy Klobuchar has been meeting with Minnesota turkey producers to hear their concerns about the bird flu outbreak, and says she plans to speak with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack soon to discuss the federal response to the crisis.

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3rd Minnesota Turkey Farm Hit By Bird Flu Outbreak

A third Minnesota turkey farm has been struck by a bird flu strain that's deadly to poultry.

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Minnesota Leads Nation in Turkey Production

When you dig in to that Thanksgiving turkey tomorrow, chances are it came from right here in Minnesota.

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Jennie-O Wants More Turkeys in Minnesota Barns

Five Jennie-O Turkey Store sites that raise turkeys in Kandiyohi County could soon be allowed to increase the birds in their barns. The company is seeking conditional use permits for the sites in four townships that would allow the increase to keep up with new market demands for smaller birds.

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Thank Minnesota for the Turkey on the Table [AUDIO]

When most Americans sit down for their Thanksgiving meal tomorrow (Thursday), there's a good chance they'll be carving into a turkey grown right here in Minnesota.

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Turkey Flies the Coop at Minnesota Capitol Ceremony

Ted the turkey from Willmar made the most of a moment in the spotlight at the Capitol by literally flying the coop during a "sendoff" ceremony with Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

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