- Associated Press - Monday, June 8, 2015

ROSSBURG, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Gov. John Kasich is telling young people who won’t be able to show their turkeys or chickens at fairs this summer not to be too frustrated.

The state last week announced it is canceling all poultry shows at the Ohio State Fair and county fairs across the state in an effort to protect Ohio’s $2.3 billion poultry industry from 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.

The governor met with 4-H participants Monday during a visit to a turkey farm in western Ohio.

The Daily Advocate (http://bit.ly/1AYn5sH ) in Greenville reports Kasich told the young people that working in agriculture teaches responsibility and sometimes disappointment.



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