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Avian Flu hearing highlights successes and failures of response

posted on July 10, 2015 at 2:19 PM

Avian Flu hearing highlights successes and failures of response
The Avian Flu took center stage at a congressional hearing this week in Washington, D.C. Full Story

USDA confirms bird flu at 5th South Dakota turkey farm

posted on April 17, 2015 at 2:46 PM

Five commercial turkey farms in South Dakota have now been infected with a bird flu strain that's led to the deaths of more than 250,000 turkeys in the state and over 2.5 million birds in the Midwest. Full Story

With Turkeys Gone Wild, Maine Expands Hunting

posted on October 4, 2013 at 12:01 PM

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Once nearly wiped out of existence, turkeys are running wild. Buoyed by what's been called the most successful wildlife restoration project ever, wild turkeys are eating crops, ruining gardens, crashing into cars and... Full Story

One death linked to ground turkey

posted on August 5, 2011 at 4:46 PM

Authorities say a 65-year-old Northern California woman is the only person to die in a nationwide salmonella outbreak linked to ground turkey. Full Story

High heat kills thousands of turkeys and chickens

posted on July 15, 2011 at 4:16 PM

A heat wave that has pushed temperatures well over 100 degrees has killed tens of thousands of turkeys and chickens in Kansas and North Carolina and left farmers across the lower part of the country struggling to cool off their flocks. Full Story

Apple and Cider Pardoned by President Obama

posted on November 24, 2010 at 3:11 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama performed an annual rite of presidents on Wednesday, pardoning a pair of turkeys on Thanksgiving eve and cracking jokes about the competition that brought them to his famous doorstep. Full Story

UN Warns that H1N1 Found In Turkeys Could Spread

posted on August 28, 2009 at 8:08 PM

ROME (AP) — The United Nations warned Thursday that the H1N1 flu recently detected in turkeys in Chile may spread to other poultry. It urged greater monitoring worldwide to prevent the virus from combining with the deadlier H5N1 strain of bird flu. Full Story

Animal Rights Group Video Captures Turkey Abuse

posted on November 28, 2008 at 8:11 PM

LEWISBURG, W.Va (AP) -- Global poultry grower Aviagen Inc said Wednesday it has suspended a supervisor and would investigate a video released by an animal rights group that appears to show horrific abuse of turkeys at the company's West Virginia... Full Story

Farmers Work to Preserve Ancient Turkey Breeds

posted on November 28, 2008 at 8:11 PM

UPPERVILLE, Va (AP) -- At Ayrshire Farm, hundreds of Midget White and Bourbon Red turkeys move in a feathered, gobbling mass on a wind-swept pasture overlooking Virginia's horse country. Full Story

Bird Flu in Britain Resulted in Mass Slaughter of Turkeys

posted on February 9, 2007 at 8:02 PM

Britain is confronting Europe's largest outbreak of bird flu with the largest poultry producer having to slaughter 159,000 turkeys. Full Story

Humane Society Sues USDA Over Poultry Slaughter

posted on November 25, 2005 at 8:11 PM

Chickens and turkeys should be covered by the same law as cows, pigs and other animals when they are slaughtered, the Humane Society of the United States said in a lawsuit filed this week against the Agriculture Department. Full Story

Study Finds Deer, Raccoons are Biggest Crop Raiders

posted on November 12, 2004 at 8:11 PM

Purdue University researchers who set up cameras in farm fields to catch animals in the act of gobbling up crops found that deer and raccoons  not wild turkeys, as many farmers believe  are the greediest crop-raiders. Full Story

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