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May 5, 2016


turkeys in poultry barn

Final Dubois Co. Quarantine Lifted After Avian Flu Outbreak

The lifting of the quarantine means Dubois County has been avian-flu free for 90 days.

May 3, 2016



Egg Prices Falling Faster Than Expected

Egg prices spiked in the wake of avian flu, but the USDA now expects retail egg prices to fall 9 to 10 percent this year compared to the average 2015 price.

February 12, 2016


david tallent at IU traditions catering

Chef’s Career Change, Cold Weather Citrus, Chocolate Dessert

Chef David Tallent now spends his work days in a different kind of kitchen. Cold weather growing takes some ingenuity. And, chocolate for dessert.

February 11, 2016


Domestic turkeys mill about in a holding pen

USDA Slammed For Slow Suffocation In Bird Flu Culls

In a bird flu outbreak in Indiana last month, some of the 400,000 euthanized birds were killed by “ventilation shutdown,” a method the USDA approved last year.

February 5, 2016


chickens in the coop

Bird Flu And The Backyard, No-Meat Taco, Student-Run Grocery

How have backyard chicken farmers reacted to the avian flu outbreak? Tacos with walnuts and fish. And, students run the grocery store in a tiny Nebraska town.

January 25, 2016



Seven Things To Know About The 2016 Bird Flu

Although this outbreak is so far relatively small, it is a concern because of last year’s devastating avian flu outbreak in the upper Midwest.

January 19, 2016



Update: Efforts To Contain Avian Flu Appear To Be Working

It could take some time to contain what state health officials are describing as one of the worst avian flu outbreaks to hit Indiana.

January 4, 2016


Baby turkeys in barn

As Recovery Continues, Farmers Prepare For More Bird Flu

Another outbreak of bird flu in the Midwest remains likely, even if farms and public health systems are more prepared to deal with it.

November 17, 2015


Young domesticated turkeys explore an enclosure

Did Bird Flu Steal Thanksgiving?

The average price of turkey has increased 20 percent this year after the worst bird flu outbreak in U.S. history.

September 4, 2015


farmers market interaction

Jennifer Meta-Robinson, Farmers And Cooks Prepare For Fall

Recipes to get you ready for fall foods. Preparing for a fall bird flu outbreak. And, Jennifer Meta-Robinson continues our conversation about farmers' markets.

August 31, 2015


baby turkeys

Officials, Farmers Prepare For Fall Bird Flu Outbreak

After criticisms of their response to the spring outbreak, USDA officials say they have a plan for this fall that could handle twice as many infections.

August 20, 2015



Turkeys Back In Barns After Bird Flu

Farmers have reached a milestone in the recovery from the massive avian flu outbreak last spring. Birds are back in the barns at this Iowa farm.

July 23, 2015


girl holding a duck

US Braces For Return Of Bird Flu

State agriculture departments are already preparing for a possible resurgence of avian flu this fall, while several states ban poultry competitions at fairs.

June 29, 2015



Flock Of Egg-Laying Hens Smallest In A Decade

The nation’s flock of egg-laying hens is at its smallest since 2004 thanks to the massive outbreak of avian influenza this spring.

May 21, 2015


dead poultry

Avian Flu Outbreak Takes Poultry Producers Into Uncharted Territory

The outbreak has affected 174 farms in 15 states. Because there's no vaccine, infected and even healthy birds must be killed to try to stop the virus.

April 29, 2015


2 chickens

Bird Flu Claims Egg-Laying Hens In Iowa

Tuesday marked the worst day in the H5N2 avian flu outbreak which is killing millions of turkeys and chickens across the Midwest.

April 9, 2015



New Bird Flu Strain Infects Minnesota Turkeys

Minnesota, the country's largest turkey producer, has seen nine farms diagnosed with bird flu infections.

April 15, 2013

Outbreak Expands 

KFC China

Chinese Bird Flu Outbreak Impacts KFC

The H7N9 bird flu has Chinese consumers concerned about one of their favorite fast foods.

April 8, 2013

Deadly Flu 

Close-up of left-facing pigeon head

New Strain Of Bird Flu Detected In China

Bird flu has been detected in live pigeons for sale in China. So far, six people have died and 16 fallen ill.

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