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Many Nebraskans are excited at this time of the year to begin preparations to preserve the great flavors of the growing season at home.  One must follow step-by-step instructions from approved, research tested recipes to assure they preserve a safe home canned product.  The Nebraska food preservation team is happy to announce the first class in their virtual series:  Jelly making LIVE!  Register to participate in a live demonstration of making jelly.  Our food preservation experts will be available to answer all of your questions!  Watch the class from the comfort of your own home!

You’re a grandparent, and you get a phone call or an e-mail from someone who identifies himself as your grandson. “I’ve been arrested in another country,” he says, “and need money wired quickly to pay my bail. And oh by the way, don’t tell my mom or dad because they’ll only get upset!”

This is an example of what’s come to be known as “the grandparent scam.”

Common scenarios include:

March 26, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Christin Kamm 402-471-6856 NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CANCELS POULTRY EVENTS IN EFFORT TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF HPAI The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) today announced an order cancelling all poultry events across Nebraska due to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). The order prohibits birds of any type at events including but not limited to fairs, expositions, swap meets, exotic sales and live bird auctions. The order is effective immediately and will be in effect until May 1, at which time the order will be reevaluated.

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing a third confirmed case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

 

The third farm, a flock of 400,000 broilers, is in Butler County (referred to as Butler County 2) and is located within the 6.2-mile control zone that NDA established around the farm announced earlier this week (now referred to as Butler County 1). The first farm in Nebraska to report a case of HPAI was a backyard flock in Merrick County that was announced on March 16, 2022.

 

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