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US: USDA allotted $22.2 million in farm bill funding for animal health protection

Published May 24, 2024

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is distributing over $22.2 million to bolster the U.S. livestock industry's defense against severe diseases, thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill. This funding is dedicated to the National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program and the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, aiming to enhance disease control strategies, provide training, promote biosecurity practices, and support early disease detection. Additionally, the article outlines plans to invest in the National Animal Vaccines and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank, aiming to have vital vaccines and diagnostic tools on hand for specific high-consequence animal diseases like Foot and Mouth Disease.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is awarding more than $22.2 million to improve prevention, preparedness, early detection and rapid response to the most damaging diseases threatening U.S. livestock farming through the 2018 Farm Bill's National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program (NADPRP) and the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN). APHIS is allocating $16.2 million to support new projects through the NADPRP. The 74 projects will help States develop and practice plans to quickly control disease outbreaks, train industry actors and producers to carry out critical animal disease outbreak response activities, increase producers' use of effective and practical biosecurity measures, educate animal producers about disease prevention and what happens in an outbreak and supporting animal movement decisions in animal disease outbreaks, among others. APHIS is awarding more than $1 million to NAHLN ...
Source: 3tres3
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