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Frequently Asked Questions about Avian Influenza

By: Pauline Van Nurden, Extension Educator


Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has devastated not only the Minnesota poultry industry, but also farms throughout the Midwest and across the country. The following are current answers to frequently asked questions regarding this disease and the impacts of it. Unfortunately, in recent days, the virus has continued to spread and impact additional producers. Therefore, the information included within is a current estimate only.

Financial Planning Resources Available to MN Poultry Producers

by:  Pauline Van Nurden, Extension Educator

As Minnesota responds to the devastating Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreak, poultry producers have financial planning resources available for their needs. A team of experienced financial planners is offering assistance to poultry producers during this difficult time, as they begin to navigate their path to recovery. This team will aid producers as they work through the next steps of the business planning for their operation, including cash flow projection development; capital planning needs; and long range planning and goal setting. This team includes farm financial planners with University of Minnesota Extension; Adult Farm Business Management program of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU), and Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Farmer Assistance Network (MFAN). Access to contact and more detailed information can be found here.