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Wright County Hit With Fourth Case of Bird Flu

Wright County Hit With Fourth Case of Bird Flu

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is responding to a probable case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Wright County.  With the new announcement, Iowa now has 67 cases of the disease in the state. The Department has quarantined the premise and once the presence of the disease is confirmed, all birds

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Fourth Bird Flu Case in Wright County

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is responding to a probable case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Wright County.  With the new announcement, Iowa now has 67 cases of the disease in the state. The Department has quarantined the premise and once the presence of the disease is confirmed, all birds

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Ernst Statement on Final WOTUS Rule

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) issued the following statement after the White House Office of Management and Budget released the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) finalized “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule: “I am still reviewing the lengthy nature of this final rule, however, I remain concerned that the EPA did not seriously consider

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Hill Fined for Abandoning Winnie

A man accused of tossing a cat into the Winnebago River in Mason City has been fined $100. Sixty-nine-year-old William Hill was sentenced yesterday after pleading guilty to abandonment of an animal. Authorities say the cat was inside a duffel bag tossed by Hill into the river in March. A couple witnesses the incident and

Crops Report Released

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October. “Planting progress continues, but the wet weather has slowed it considerably from the record pace at the start of the season.  Much of

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