Ernst announces meetings to discuss HPAI outbreak

Joni Ernst -- CROPPEDFrom Press Release


U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) has announced she will host town meetings in Osceola, Lyon, and Sioux counties Saturday, May 23, to discuss the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N2 outbreak, in addition to other topics. These town meetings are open to the public.

9:30 a.m.
Osceola County
Cooperative Energy
1708 Pierce Ave.

11:15 a.m.
Lyon County
Rock Rapids Public Library
102 S Greene St.
Rock Rapids

1:45 p.m.
Sioux County
De Yager Student Activities Center in the Campus Center at Dordt College (map here)
498 4th Ave NE
Sioux Center

Representatives from the following offices and organizations have also been invited to join the town meetings (please note, they have just been invited and are not yet confirmed):

  • Senator Chuck Grassley
  • Congressman Steve King
  • Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey
  • Iowa Egg Council
  • Iowa Poultry Association
  • Iowa Farm Bureau
  • Iowa Turkey Federation
  • Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture

This week, Ernst and U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack encouraging the department to ensure that resources have been properly deployed to Iowa to fight the ongoing outbreak of HPAI.