State Leaders To Lay Out Plan To Fight Bird Flu
Gov. John Kasich and the state's agriculture director plan to visit a turkey farm in western Ohio to discuss the state's efforts to safeguard against the threat of a deadly bird flu virus.
The virus has led to the deaths of more than 44 million chickens and turkeys in the Midwest, but it hasn't been found so far in Ohio.
Still, officials here have canceled all poultry shows at the Ohio State Fair and county fairs across the state this year in an effort to protect Ohio's $2.3 billion poultry industry.
Ohio is the nation's second biggest egg-producing state.
Several other states already have canceled poultry shows at fairs this summer, including Indiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Kasich was to join 4-H students Monday during his event in Rossburg.