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Michigan offering financial aid to farmers assisting with HPAI research

By Elizabeth Bobenhausen Poultry Times staff ebobenhausen@poultrytimes.com

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LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Tim Boring announces that the agency will give $28,000 in financial assistance to dairy farmers affected by highly pathogenic avian influenza willing to participate in a study of virus on their farms. This is also in addition to USDA funding already available.

Reuters reported federal and state governments are working in coalition to determine how bird flu spreads amongst people and animals. The virus has been found in 102 dairy herds across the United States since March. There have been three confirmed cases in three people.

“Michigan. . .

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