Minnesota poultry producers now can export poultry again to China. China placed a ban on Minnesota poultry imports in 2011 after an outbreak of avian flu in the state.

Prior to the November 2011 ban, China was Minnesota's second-largest international market for poultry, including both chicken and turkey. The executive director of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association, Steve Olson, said producers will hopefully regain their market share.

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The H7 avian influenza virus was found in 2011 in two turkey flocks in Wright County, Minn.