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Gov. Branstad signs proclamation to assist Avian Flu clean-up

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DES MOINES (KWWL) - Governor Branstad has signed a proclamation for 18 counties in Iowa to help with disposal and clean-up after avian flu has been found on different farms across the state.

The proclamation temporarily allows impacted chicken and turkey producers to dispose of manure and compost as a bulk dry animal nutrient under Chapter 200A of Iowa Code.

The material can only be moved off-site if the USDA certifies the material is virus-free.

Counties included in the proclamation are: Adair, Buena Vista, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Hamilton, Kossuth, Lyon, Madison, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Sac, Sioux, Webster and Wright.

The proclamation is effective until July 15, 2015.

You can read it here.

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