U of MN: Economic impact of avian flu at nearly $310 million as of May 11

Source: University of Minnesota Extension Media Contact: Allison Sandve, University of Minnesota Extension, office 612-626-4077, ajsandve@umn.edu SAINT PAUL, Minn. (5/18/2015)–Losses in poultry production and related businesses due to avian influenza are estimated at $309.9 million in Greater Minnesota, according to a newly released emergency economic impact analysis from University of Minnesota Extension. Using economic modeling, […]

Joint MTGA/CEAM Statement on Governor Dayton’s Emergency Executive Order

Minnesota Turkey Growers Association | Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota Joint Statement on Governor Dayton’s Emergency Executive Order (April 23, 2015) Attribute to: Steve Olson, Executive Director (MTGA and CEAM) Today, Governor Mark Dayton issued Emergency Executive Order 15-09, declaring a Peacetime State of Emergency in Minnesota in response to the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). […]

Facts About Avian Influenza in Minnesota Turkey Flocks

For immediate release Date: April 8, 2015 Contact:  Lara Durben Phone:    (763) 682-2171 E-mail:     ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com (Buffalo, Minn.) … Since early March, there have been a number of flocks of turkeys diagnosed with a highly-pathogenic strain of avian influenza (HPAI).  All incidences currently are isolated introductions of the HPAI strain known as H5N2; the flocks are on […]

Looking Back on 2014

As we move toward a new year, we took a few moments to capture 2014 in photos. This video highlights the people and events that made this a most amazing 75th anniversary year for the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association. Check it out – and Merry Christmas!

Thanksgiving Week Kicks Off with Governor Dayton Talking Turkey

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Lara Durben, MTGA Communications Director 763/682-2171, cell 612/554-0920 or ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com UPDATED:  11/24/14, 1:30 p.m. St. Paul, MN (November 24, 2014) – Governor Mark Dayton welcomed the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) and two hen turkeys to the State Capitol today. The event marks a time-honored tradition, going back since the 1940s, of Minnesota’s Governor […]

Myth-Busting: Turkey Style

For immediate release Contact: Lara Durben, Phone: 763/682-2171 | Mobile: 612/554-0920, ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com   MYTH: Turkeys are pumped full of added hormones and steroids so they fatten up quickly. TRUTH: All turkeys in the U.S. are raised without any added hormones and steroids. There are no hormones or steroids approved by the FDA for use in poultry and […]

Minnesota Turkey Debuts New Website Just in Time for Thanksgiving!

NEWS RELEASE Contact:  Lara Durben, MTGA Communications Director, 763/682-2171, mobile 612/554-0920 or ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com Buffalo, Minn. (November 10, 2014) – The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) has announced the launch of its new website, www.minnesotaturkey.com. The website features a plethora of information and videos on Minnesota’s 450 turkey farmers, which rank #1 for turkey production in […]

Minnesota Turkey – By The Numbers

It’s #FarmFactFriday and we’re sharing a new infographic all about Minnesota’s turkey industry. Did  you know: Minnesota has 450 turkey farmers – many of whom come from 3rd, 4th and even 5th generation farm families!  (You can learn more about our farmers’ family connections here.) Every turkey raised in Minnesota brings over $17 of economic impact […]

Coming Soon – Our New Blog!

A major goal with our new website debut is to add a blog all about Minnesota’s turkey farmers and the business of raising turkeys. This space is where we’ll bring in a variety of people to write about what life is like raising turkeys, along with folks who work for companies that supply the turkey […]