(Willmar, MN) — Governor Tim Walz and U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar [[KLO-buh-shar]] and Tina Smith are discussing the impact of the avian flu in Minnesota. The three joined with state agriculture officials in speaking with poultry producers yesterday in Kandiyohi County. Walz says over two million birds have been affected by the outbreak. State Veterinarian Beth Thompson says the virus was carried to Minnesota by wild waterfowl during their spring migration. Klobuchar says the effects on producers’ livelihood are not only financial, but personal because whole flocks are often being destroyed to stop the spread. The delegation also spoke about mental health resources available to producers through the state ag department.
Walz, U.S. Senators Discuss Impact of Avian Flu
By Ashley Hanley|2022-04-20T05:54:26-05:00April 20th, 2022|