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Susanne Byerly can laugh now, four years later, talking about how she and her husband were trying to eat healthy food when they bought ground turkey for their spaghetti dinner.

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As the number of farms hit with avian flu grows to more than 100 nationwide, regulators are implementing containment plans meant to stop the virus' spread, spare millions of at-risk birds, and thousands of poultry farms.

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A highly contagious strain of bird flu has officially made its way to the Midwest.  The disease was confirmed Tuesday in two separate commercial turkey flocks in Missouri, according to the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the USDA.

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Since a highly contagious strain of bird flu was found in the U.S. in December, many countries have closed their doors to chickens and turkeys raised here.

Abby Wendle

Farmers raised fewer turkeys this year than they have in the past three decades. 

Outlook Good for 2013 Iowa Turkey Hunting

Mar 29, 2013
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said last year’s dry conditions across the state will lead to a better than average turkey hunting season this year.

The Fate of Those Other Turkey Parts

Nov 23, 2012
National Geographic

Many Americans have leftover turkey after the Thanksgiving holiday, but some parts of the bird never even make it to the table.

The gizzards, testicles, and that dangling red thing called a wattle are parts of the turkey that usually do not end up next to the sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving Day or in the fridge afterward.

Kyle Cecil, University of Illinois Extension Educator of Local Food Systems and Small Farms, said  that was not always the case.