USDA commits $500M to ASF prevention

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the USDA is committing $500 Million dollars from the Commodity Credit Corporation to prevent African Swine Fever in the U.S.

“To support a robust expansion and coordination of monitoring, surveillance, prevention, quarantine and other activities in the Dominican Republic and Haiti to help eliminate the risk.”

Vilsack, who made the announcement today at Colorado State University, says it’s critical to keep ASF out of the U.S.

National Pork Producers Council President Jen Sorenson thanked Vilsack for the extra funding to help protect the nation’s more than 60-thousand pork producers to keep ASF out.

The funding is part of the USDA’s new $3 Billion investment in Ag, animal health and a new climate partnership initiative – announced by Vilsack this morning.

Secretary Vilsack

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