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Up North Lowdown: How now in cows?

Top left: A group of Holstein cows jostle for hay at the farm run by Laurie Stanek and her family. June 3, 2024. (Photo: Izzy Ross/IPR News) Top right: These are some of the few survivors among the stinkbugs that washed up on Frankfort beach recently. (Photo: Cheryl Bartz/IPR) Bottom left: Each sample goes through a digestion process which leaves behind only sediment, minerals and microplastics. Plastic fibers, if present in the sample, are visible under a microscope. (Photo: Ellie Katz/IPR News) Bottom right: Downtown Boyne City in July 2015. (Photo: Michigan Municipal League)
Top left: A group of Holstein cows jostle for hay at the farm run by Laurie Stanek and her family. June 3, 2024. (Photo: Izzy Ross/IPR News)
Top right: These are some of the few survivors among the stinkbugs that washed up on Frankfort beach recently. (Photo: Cheryl Bartz/IPR)
Bottom left: Each sample goes through a digestion process which leaves behind only sediment, minerals and microplastics. Plastic fibers, if present in the sample, are visible under a microscope. (Photo: Ellie Katz/IPR News)
Bottom right: Downtown Boyne City in July 2015. (Photo: Michigan Municipal League)

Bird flu has begun showing up in cattle. We visit an Antrim Co. dairy farm to learn what's being done about it. Also: Microplastics, beach bugs and housing issues.

Ed Ronco is IPR's news director.
Max Copeland is the local weekday host of All Things Considered on Interlochen Public Radio and the producer of The Up North Lowdown, IPR’s weekly news podcast.