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FMD vaccine bank needs $125 million for five years

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Members of the livestock industry fear the development of a Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreak in this country even though we have not had the highly contagious pathogen since 1929.

Livestock groups want a vaccine bank for the disease funded in the next farm bill, but the House Ag Committee Chair says there is no new money for building a vaccine bank to defend against an outbreak. The dilemma – outlined in the program below.

AUDIO: Agribusiness Matters 3-30-18

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