Minnesota’s poultry industry has been hit the hardest this year with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. That’s due the cold, wet weather and migratory bird fly patterns. Ag Commissioner Thom Petersen says some of the newly approved USDA funds may come to Minnesota. “We’ll aggressively seek those dollars to help Minnesota farms and companies.” Minnesota’s omnibus ag finance bill, signed into law this past week, replenished emergency funds to help the poultry industry deal with HPAI as well. We are concerned though hearing some veterinarians say HPAI could hang around through the fall this year. It’s acting differently.”
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