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Saturday, February 11th, 2017
Photo by Nancy Allen/The Daily Standard

Ron Wilker, St. Marys, stands in front of a barn with a no admittance sign at his layer hen farm. Wilker and other commercial poultry farmers have ramped up their biosecurity measures since a 2015 outbreak of avian influenza in the U.S. killed more than 50 million birds in 14 states. The closest that outbreak got to Ohio was Iowa.

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