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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UEP, Other Influencers Call for Vote on Brashear Nomination

August 15, 2019

UEP is among ten of the nation’s largest and most influential agricultural organizations that have written Senate leadership, calling for an immediate vote to confirm Mindy Brashears as USDA’s undersecretary for agriculture. The organizations say …

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UEP Supports Brashears Nomination

July 25, 2019

UEP is joining other farm groups in asking the Senate to approve Dr. Mindy Brashears as Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety. The Senate Agriculture Committee approved Brashears’s nomination May 14, but the full …

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President Trump Announces Budget Deal

July 25, 2019

On Monday, President Trump and Congressional leaders finalized a budget deal to increase spending by $323 billion. The deal will lift the budget caps and raise the debt ceiling until July 2021, avoiding the risk …

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Key Leadership Changes at USDA APHIS

July 25, 2019

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Administrator Kevin Shea held a call with poultry stakeholders to announce key leadership changes at the agency this week. Dr. Jack Shere will become an Associate Administrator, filling …

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