Minnesota lawmakers are providing extra money as the state struggles to get a bird flu outbreak under wraps.
The deadly H5N2 virus continues to spread in the nation's largest turkey producing state. Thirty-one farms have been hit, with three more confirmations Tuesday. They include a farm owned by Jennie-O Turkey Store in Wadena County with 301,000 turkeys. The outbreaks have now cost Minnesota producers more than 2.1 million turkeys
Federal officials have sent experts to Minnesota to monitor and stem the virus' spread.
The Senate approved a bill Tuesday providing nearly $900,000 in emergency funds for response efforts. The House passed a similar bill last week.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he'll sign the bill immediately. He says the state will do it everything it can to help Minnesota's turkey farmers.