Avian flu forces Iowa to cancel poultry exhibitions

The rapid spread of avian in­­fluenza has forced state agriculture officials to cancel all poultry shows at county fairs in Iowa and at the Iowa State Fair this year.

The Iowa Department of Ag­­riculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) last week ordered a cancelation of all live bird exhibitions at county fairs, the Iowa State Fair and other bird events to reduce the risk of...

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