Chickens, turkeys and other prized birds will be back on display this week at the Benton County Fair. After last year's bird flu outbreak many fairs across the state cancelled all poultry shows,. However this year officials have decided to bring it back.
As the poultry industry braces for a potential return of bird flu this fall, wildlife managers expect the first results next week from tests that could provide an early warning on whether ducks are carrying the disease as they fly south for the winter.
State and federal agriculture officials are honing response plans they hope will limit the spread of bird flu they expect to return this fall. Two Minnesota House agriculture committees heard Tuesday about lessons learned and listened to chicken and turkey producers who coped with the avian influenz…
Minnesota has recorded 13 straight days with no new cases of bird flu as the focus on recovery continues. Minnesota turkey and chicken producers have lost around 9 million birds on 108 farms to the new H5N2 avian influenza virus since early March.