Washington DC Updates

May 5, 2022

Biden proposes $500 million to address food shortages related to the Ukraine crisis On April 28, the Biden Administration sent Congress a $33 billion supplemental spending request to address the ongoing Russian conflict in Ukraine. …

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APHIS Announces $14.4 Million to Protect Animal Health

December 10, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is awarding $14.4 million to 76 projects with states, universities, and other partners to strengthen U.S. programs to protect animal health. This …

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USDA Plan for Farm Bill Funding to Support Animal Disease Prevention and Management

August 15, 2019

This week, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced plans for new animal health activities using funding provided in the 2018 Farm Bill. The bill established a three-part program to support animal disease …

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Farm Bill Implementation

February 7, 2019

With the reopening of the federal government, USDA and other affected agencies have resumed normal operations with department officials focused on implementing the 2018 farm bill. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky is leading the …

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Farm Bill Passes, Includes Disease Prevention Funding

December 13, 2018

After the conference report was released on Monday by the Agriculture Committee leaders, both the Senate and House moved quickly to vote and pass the farm bill.  The legislation, which now goes to President Trump …

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