Foster Farms is making progress after having to kill 60,000 chickens at its Montrose County plant because of an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in April.

The commercial poultry farm remains under quarantine; however, surrounding areas in Montrose and Delta counties were released from quarantine restrictions May 27 and backyard flocks can be moved without special permissions, Colorado Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Olga Robak said.

{p class=”p1”}{span class=”s1”}Katharhynn Heidelberg is the Montrose Daily Press assistant editor and senior writer. Follow her on Twitter, @kathMDP.{/span}

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