Carcasses Of Poultry Affected By Bird Flu Being Incinerated; Ashes Being Disposed In Atleast One NW Iowa Landfill
Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Incident Response team in Iowa says 35 loads of "biological materials", consisting of poultry carcasses stemming from bird flu, were transported over the weekend to the Cherokee Landfill and Recycling Center.
Another reminder for motorists on Highway 71 south of Spencer: The Iowa Department of Transportation says traffic will be detoured between Clay County Road B-53 and 15th Street in Spencer beginning this Thursday, May 28th, weather permitting.
Dickinson Supervisors Vote 3-1 To Contribute Toward Legal Defense Of Three Counties Being Sued By Des Moines Waterworks
The Dickinson county board of supervisors voted this (Tues.) morning to make a financial contribution to assist in the legal defense of three counties being sued by the Des Moines Waterworks over nitrates in streams, rivers and groundwater that it claims is coming through drainage tiles.
Two more Iowa turkey farms in Sac county have tested positive for bird flu and state agriculture officials say they've found the virus among a backyard duck flock and a backyard chicken flock, both in Sioux county.
The Okoboji High School Concert Choir and Concert Band received Division one, superior ratings, in the Iowa High School Music Association's State Large Group Music Festival this past Saturday in Sheldon.
Bird Flu Has Attention Of Congressional Delegation
A member of Iowa's congressional delegation says that as of now, there's still enough money in a fund managed by APHIS, the Animal, Plant, Health Inspection and Safety Administration, so it can continue it's work in trying to contain and eradicate the bird flu virus.
DNR Officials Urge People Not To Disturb Baby Animals That May Appear Abandoned
Let's say it's one of those nice spring days like we've been experiencing lately and you're out for a walk or a hike. As you make your way down the trail you see a baby animal just sitting or lying there, alone. Should you pick it up out of concern it may be abandoned?