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Latest High Path Avian Influenza (HPAI, Bird Flu) Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2022 CONTACT: Heather Overton, assistant director NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division 919-707-3006; heather.overton@ncagr.gov NCDA&CS lifts poultry show and sale suspension RALEIGH …

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Alamance Gardener - June 2022

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