Correction: Irene-Agriculture

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Posted: Sep 01, 2011 5:55 PM
Correction: Irene-Agriculture

In an Aug. 30 story about agriculture damage from Hurricane Irene, relying on information from the Maryland Department of Agriculture on poultry deaths, The Associated Press reported erroneously that about 30,000 birds had been killed in that state. The department now says no birds died as a result of the storm. On Thursday, a department spokeswoman said that a mix-up during a conference call resulted in it releasing the false numbers.