The national government will cover 50 percent of the damages incurred by chicken farmers in Yamaguchi Prefecture who cannot ship their eggs due to a quarantine imposed after an outbreak of bird flu at a farm there.

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry said Tuesday that 137.4 million yen has been set aside as compensation money.

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