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Vilsack answers KCCI’s guestions on bird flu outbreak – KCCI Des Moines


KCCI Des Moines

Vilsack answers KCCI's guestions on bird flu outbreak
KCCI Des Moines
"We are providing reimbursement for the birds that are lost. We are proving reimbursement for the cost that's incurred in cleaning and sanitizing the facilities, but we want to make sure that we do that properly, which means there has to be enough time
Nearly 40 Million Birds Dead as Avian Flu Ravages MidwestEcoWatch
Avian flu outbreak takes poultry producers into uncharted territoryMinnesota Public Radio News
Midwest Farmers Rush To Dispose Of Chickens Killed To Contain Avian FluNew Hampshire Public Radio

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Posted on 22 May 2015 | 4:20 pm

39 workers laid off in Renville because of bird flu – West Central Tribune


39 workers laid off in Renville because of bird flu
West Central Tribune
Avian influenza has been a challenge to not only the Rembrandt's business, but also to the widespread industry as a whole,” said Spurway. “With the commitment of its dedicated staff of coworkers, customers, and the support of the community in which it …

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Posted on 22 May 2015 | 4:31 am

Bird flu threat eases, but layoffs announced at Rembrandt Enterprises – Minneapolis Star Tribune


Reuters

Bird flu threat eases, but layoffs announced at Rembrandt Enterprises
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Although state officials are saying that the threat from bird flu is easing for this season, a Rembrandt Enterprises farm in Renville, Minn., announced Thursday it will have to lay off 39 workers in addition to killing 2 million chickens after
Exclusive: Iowa bird-flu farms fall short on containment measuresReuters
Supervisors oppose 120-240 tons of bird flu carcasses in Polk CountyKCCI Des Moines
Iowa bans showing and selling all birds because of bird fluWQAD.com
DesMoinesRegister.com
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Posted on 22 May 2015 | 2:22 am

Farmers take precautions incase bird flu strikes – WFSB


WFSB

Farmers take precautions incase bird flu strikes
WFSB
Egg prices have surged after millions of birds in the Midwest were stricken by the flu. Now, a turkey farmer in Sterling is taking precautions to protect its day-old flock. The 600 baby turkeys at the Ekonk Hill Farm were just one day old on Thursday

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 10:03 pm

Egg Prices Jump as Bird Flu Spreads – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Egg Prices Jump as Bird Flu Spreads
Wall Street Journal
The financial toll of the worst U.S. bird-flu outbreak in history is soaring, forcing some poultry companies to suspend operations and boosting prices for eggs and turkeys as supplies tighten. Egg companies—the sector hit hardest by the virus—and
US bird flu causing egg squeeze, emergency measuresReuters
There's really bad news for egg loversWashington Post (blog)
No Sunny Side: Great Egg Squeeze to Leave Shoppers Hard-BoiledNBCNews.com

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Posted on 21 May 2015 | 8:46 pm

Putnam fair: Bird flu fears nix chickens, ducks – The Journal News | LoHud.com


The Journal News | LoHud.com

Putnam fair: Bird flu fears nix chickens, ducks
The Journal News | LoHud.com
Cows, goats and pigs will all be on display come July at the Putnam County 4H Fair. But if you're looking for chickens or ducks, you'll be out of luck. The state Department of Agriculture and Markets is barring fowl from agricultural fairs this summer
Competitions run afoul with bird flu at fairsUtica Observer Dispatch
Bird flu raises concerns for poultry shows at county fairsWAOW
Avian flu concerns lead to bird ban at State FairOneida Dispatch
Albany Times Union (blog) -CNYcentral.com -Auburn Citizen (blog)
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Posted on 21 May 2015 | 3:52 pm

Food Companies Fear Bird Flu May Cause Egg Shortages – New York Times


New York Times

Food Companies Fear Bird Flu May Cause Egg Shortages
New York Times
With avian flu devastating a significant portion of the nation's egg-laying hens, major food companies and restaurant chains are bracing for shortages and scouting the country to find alternative supply sources. Roughly 87 percent of the birds stricken
Egg Consumers Face $8 Billion Bill From Worst U.S. Bird FluBloomberg
Sunny side way up: Egg prices soar due to bird fluCNNMoney
Bird flu spreads to 15th Iowa county as 2 turkey farms test positiveKCRG
Minneapolis Star Tribune -USA TODAY -Mother Jones
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Posted on 21 May 2015 | 2:00 pm

Bye bye birdies: States ban poultry competitions due to bird flu – PennLive.com


PennLive.com

Bye bye birdies: States ban poultry competitions due to bird flu
PennLive.com
The bird flu is caused by strains of the influenza virus and generally does not spread to humans. Since December 2014, the USDA has confirmed cases in more than 20 states. Wild species can carry the virus without showing symptoms, and it can spread to …

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 1:47 am

USDA confirms bird flu virus at Flandreau farm is H5N2 – Sioux Falls Argus Leader


Sioux Falls Argus Leader

USDA confirms bird flu virus at Flandreau farm is H5N2
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
FLANDREAU –. Federal agriculture officials have confirmed that a strain of bird flu that affected an egg-laying operation of 1.3 million chickens in Flandreau was the same one that's wiped out millions of birds across the Midwest. The U.S. Department

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Posted on 20 May 2015 | 3:52 pm

Hormel Expects Bird-Flu Outbreak to Hurt Second-Half Turkey Sales – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Hormel Expects Bird-Flu Outbreak to Hurt Second-Half Turkey Sales
Wall Street Journal
At the same time, the company warned it expects full-year earnings to come in at the low end of its previous guidance of $2.50 to $2.60 a share, as the bird-flu outbreak weighs on its Jennie-O Turkey Store business. The avian flu epidemic, which is the
Hormel Posts Record Profit Despite Bird Flu OutbreakNew York Times
Hormel beats 2Q profit forecasts despite bird flu woesMinnesota Public Radio News
Hormel says bird flu will affect turkey sales until 2016New York Daily News
Capital Press -Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Posted on 20 May 2015 | 3:09 pm

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Vilsack answers KCCI’s guestions on bird flu outbreak

In an exclusive interview with KCCI’s Laura Nichols, U.S. Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack talked about the USDA’s top priorities to combat the avian flu outbreak. Right now, 63 Iowa farms have been affected, and more than 25.5 million birds are dead, dying or …

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 9:21 am

Avian flu sparks egg shortage worries, New York Times reports

A significant portion of the nation’s egg-laying hens are stricken with avian flu, an outbreak that has major food companies and restaurants bracing for a shortage, the New York Times reports. The report says the flu has forced farmers to kill about 33 …

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 8:40 am

Bird flu threatens fair season

COLUMBUS — Poultry exhibits at several state and county fairs have been canceled this year in the wake of the largest-ever bird flu outbreak in the nation, affecting as many as 37 million birds in more than 15 states. On May 11, Pennsylvania Agriculture …

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 8:01 am

Lots of uncertainty in Wakefield over avian flu outbreak

WAKEFIELD — It was starting to rain as the kids ran down Main Street here earlier this week. Bookended by a fire truck and a Dixon County sheriff’s van, the Wakefield Public School’s fun run continued through the cold drizzle past family owned stores …

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 7:50 am

Bird flu clips wings of poultry exhibitors

Iowa Department of Agriculture orders the cancellation of all live bird exhibitions, including at fairs, in an effort to contain the disease. Iowa county fairs will not have live poultry exhibits this year due to an “unprecedented” outbreak of avian influenza.

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 5:21 am

US bird flu causing egg squeeze, emergency measures

NEW YORK AND CHICAGO – As a virulent avian influenza outbreak continues to spread across the Midwestern United States, some egg-dependent companies are contemplating drastic steps: importing eggs from overseas or looking to egg alternatives. A …

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 5:11 am

Iowa Gets Federal Approval To Dispose Of Bird Flu Carcassess In 2 Landfills

Two landfills in Iowa have been approved for use in disposing of millions of bird carcasses resulting from the state being hit with the bird flu outbreak. At different corners of Iowa, Iowa Waste Systems (IWS) and Northwest Iowa Area Solid Waste Agency …

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 4:19 am

Exclusive: Iowa bird-flu farms fall short on containment measures

In visits to six affected sites in Iowa last week, a Reuters reporter found procedures at three in Sioux County did not comply with USDA or state protocols for restricting access to infected sites, providing protective gear to workers and cleaning the …

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 3:02 am

Bird Flu Outbreak Decimates Egg Supply

The financial toll of the worst U.S. bird-flu outbreak in history is soaring, forcing some poultry companies to suspend operations and boosting prices for eggs and turkeys as supplies tighten. Egg companies—the sector hit hardest by the virus—and …

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 9:45 pm

$8 billion: That’s how much bird flu could cost egg lovers

(Bloomberg) — Be it scrambled, poached or sunny side up, the cost of egg breakfasts may jump by billions of dollars during the U.S.’s worst outbreak of bird flu, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said. U.S. consumers will probably pay $7.5 billion to $8 billion …

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 1:00 am



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