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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, 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: (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 […]

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 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 […]