FY 2021 Ag Appropriations Bill

July 9, 2020

This week, the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee approved a FY 2021 spending bill. Total discretionary funding in the legislation is $23.98 billion, an increase of $487 million above the FY 2020 enacted level. In total, …

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California declared free of vND

June 11, 2020

After more than two years of work by USDA and the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the quarantine in Southern California due to VirulentNewcastle Disease (vND) has been lifted. Even with extensive testing taking …

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USDA confirms HPAI in South Carolina

April 23, 2020

On April 9, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7N3 avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial turkey flock in Chesterfield County, SC. This is the first confirmed …

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HPAI outbreak spreads to Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia

January 23, 2020

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) rapidly returned to Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia shortly after Poland’s first report of the disease in several flocks at the end of December. Slovakia reported a case in a backyard …

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USDA Seeks Proposals for New Animal Health Programs

September 5, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced an opportunity to fund animal health training and exercises under the new National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program. NADPRP is one of three major animal-health initiatives in …

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