BISMARCK, N.D. – To protect North Dakota’s poultry industry from potential exposure to H5 avian influenza virus, the State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) has halted bird movement to shows, exhibitions and public sales within the state in which birds from different locations are intermingled at an event. This does not apply to approved private sales that meet North Dakota importation requirements.
BISMARCK, N.D. – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial turkey flock in LaMoure County, North Dakota. The premises contained approximately 69,000 turkeys and also about 2,000 chickens. A presumptive positive case was first identified by the University of Minnesota’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and confirmed by the APHIS National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa. This is the second case confirmed in North Dakota. A response team has been working with a Dickey County poultry farm since the first case was confirmed earlier this month.
BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is encouraging homeowners to check recommended plant hardiness zones and seek expert advice in some cases before buying and planting nursery stock for their property.
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) will conduct a Weed Seed Free Forage Inspector Training and Refresher Course, Tuesday, April 28, at the Northern Great Plains Research Center, 1701 10th Ave. SW, Mandan.
Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring will present a $1,000 scholarship and a certificate to the North Dakota winner of the 2014 Bonnie Plants Cabbage Contest at 8:45 a.m., Thursday, April 16, at Northridge Elementary School, 1727 N. Third St. in Bismarck.
BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced plans for a pipeline restoration and reclamation oversight pilot program during a news conference today after the new law was signed by Governor Jack Dalrymple on Monday, April 13. The program will provide assistance and support to landowners and tenants on pipeline reclamation and restoration issues, as well as educational outreach.
Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has scheduled a news conference for 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 15, in the governor’s conference room on the ground floor of the State Capitol to applaud the law signed Monday by Governor Dalrymple that establishes a pipeline restoration and reclamation oversight pilot program.
BISMARCK, N.D. – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial turkey flock in Dickey County, North Dakota. A presumptive positive case was first identified by the North Dakota State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and confirmed by the APHIS National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa.
BISMARCK – The State Board of Animal Health was notified today (April 9, 2015) that samples from a commercial turkey flock in Dickey County tested by the NDSU Veterinary Diagnostic Lab are presumed positive for H5 avian influenza after the flock owner reported increased mortality. Samples have been sent to the National Veterinary Services Laboratories located in Ames, Iowa for confirmation. If confirmed, this will be the first case of H5 avian influenza in North Dakota.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Dakota Prairie Grasslands and Grazing Associations Working Group will meet at 1 p.m., Monday, April 13, at the USDA-ARS Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory, 1701 10th Ave. SW, Mandan.