Bird Flu Continues to Raise Concerns

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iOWA AGRICULTURE OFFICIALS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT A RISE IN CASES OF AVIAN INFLUENZA, OR BIRD FLU, ONE OF THEM IN BUENA VISTA COUNTY.

PLYMOUTH COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICIAL JOEL DE JONG DESCRIBES THE IMPACT OF THESE RECENT REPORTS ON CHICKEN AND TURKEY PRODUCERS

DEJONG1 TO BE RAISING ;25

PRODUCERS ARE TAKING PRECAUTIONS TO STOP POTENTIAL; BIRD FLU SPREAD.

DEJONG2 OFF OF THE FARM ;22

IOWA AGRICULTURE SECRETARY HAS IMPOSED A 30-DAY MORATORIUM ON EXHIBITIONS OF BIRDS,

DE JONG SAYS IF THE NUMBER OF INFECTED FLOCKS CONTINUE TO RISE, IT WILL CAUSE PROBLEMS FOR COUNTY FAIRS THIS SUMMER.