Gov. Branstad Requests Disaster Declaration from United States President Due to Bird Flu Outbreak

Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad requested presidential disaster declaration in response to the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak in Iowa. Branstad sent a letter on Thursday to United States President Barack Obama requesting a major disaster event declaration for Buena Vista, Sioux, Webster and Wright counties. He also requested disaster declaration for additional counties […]

Avian Influenza Not Behind Waterfowl Deaths on Upper Mississippi River

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have announced that they are looking into the causes of recent death for American coot and lesser scaup on the Upper Mississippi River. However, avian influenza was not suspected in hundreds of waterfowl deaths, officials said. The causes behind the deaths will be confirmed after getting the test result […]