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Bird Flu Forces Egg Farm To Euthanize 3 Million Chickens

An outbreak of bird flu that has led to the deaths of 43 million chickens and turkeys this year across the U.S. has been found at a giant egg-laying operation in Ohio, state and federal agriculture officials said Wednesday.

The case confirmed over the weekend in Ohio's Defiance County has affected roughly 3 million chickens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The egg-laying farm has started euthanizing all of its , said Dennis Summers, the state's veterinarian.

The highly pathogenic disease has returned to the Midwest earlier than authorities expected after a lull of several months with cases in Indiana, Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin within the past week. There also have been several detections in western states over the summer.

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Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund - Pete McClymont

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Fire Relief Fund – You'll likely remember the wildfires that scorched thousands of acres earlier this year. Beef producers impacted by the fires might be able to receive some help. the Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund is now accepting applications for aid. We had the opportunity to learn more about the program this week with the Executive Vice President of Nebraska Cattlemen Pete McClymont. For more information please visit: