Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Bird flu worries still haunt producers as they spend money to prevent it


Last year at this time, Minnesota turkey growers were in the middle of a full-blown disaster, the likes of which they’d never seen.

Between March 4 and June 5, the highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu claimed about 5 million turkeys and 4 million egg-laying chickens on more than 100 farms in the state. Minnesota, the nation’s No. 1 turkey producer, lost 10 percent of its production.

This year? Nothing.


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