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Minnesota Senators Klobuchar, Smith Lead Bipartisan Push For Funding To Address Bird Flu Outbreak

Tue 5-10-2022

(Washington, DC)-  U-S Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are among the leaders of a bipartisan push for more funding to address the bird flu outbreak.  The Minnesota Democrats have signed a letter pointing out that highly pathogenic avian influenza has been detected in 32 states and has killed more than 36-million birds.  The letter to leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee says the development has serious implications for U-S poultry producers, rural communities, and the agricultural economy.

Over two million birds have been killed in Minnesota alone, and even with recent funding increases by the state legislature cases continue to rise.