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MDARD Provides Further Guidance on 'HPAI Risk Reduction Response Order'

On Wednesday, May 1, 2024, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Dr. Tim Boring signed a Determination of Extraordinary Emergency, HPAI Risk Reduction Response Order (HRRRO)," to further protect Michigan's poultry and livestock industries from the ongoing threat of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).  

The order goes into effect on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, and applies to all dairy and commercial poultry facilities statewide.   

Today, additional guidance on the HRRRO was published to help dairy and poultry producers meet the requirements outlined in the order. 

If you are a member of an industry or organization impacted by this order and wish to provide additional comments or questions, please email    

HRRRO guidance: 

To view the order, click the link below:  
HPAI-Risk-Reduction-Response-Order.pdf ( 

MDARD continues to diligently work with local, state, and federal partners to quickly respond to reports of HPAI, mitigate the spread of the disease, and provide outreach.

Additional resources can also be found at