Governor Tim Walz is taking action to mitigate the risk of the spread of bird flu in Minnesota. Walz signed an executive order this week waiving trucking regulations to fight the spread of avian influenza. The order waives the strict enforcement of certain weight restriction regulations and hours of service requirements to help get unaffected animals transported to processing facilities. Minnesota is ranked first in the nation in turkey production. The state has more than 660 turkey farms that raise about 40-million birds each year.
Walz Signs Order To Mitigate Bird Flu
By Ashley Hanley|2022-04-04T05:56:05-05:00April 4th, 2022|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!