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USDA has Foreign Animal Diseases high on their priorities

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Iowa doesn’t need to be reminded about High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), they know the amount of damage it can cause and how much it has caused so far this year.

Also being the top pork producing state, African Swine Fever (ASF) is high on our list of concerns.

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack says these are two of USDA’s highest priorities as well.

HPAI has been detected in more than half of the U.S. states. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack recently told lawmakers about how those numbers break down.

Vilsack says this highlights the need for close scrutiny at every level of the industry. Vilsack says we have learned from the lessons of the last outbreak.

As for an update on ASF prevention.

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