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By Steve Erdman
47th District 

Straight Talk From Steve



Why did the chicken cross the road? Probably to get to somewhere where it’s still safe from the bird flu.

The avian (bird) flu has come to Nebraska. The bird flu has been especially bad in the eastern part of the state. Millions of birds are currently being euthanized in Eastern Nebraska.

Nebraska has already experienced seven outbreaks of the bird flu this year. Most recently, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture discovered an outbreak in a flock of 2.1 million chickens in Knox County.

Whenever an outbreak like this is discovered the policy of the USDA is to euthanize all of the bird...

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