USDA awards funding to protect US cattle herd from FMD - NCBA

NCBA was awarded $445,396 in funding
calendar icon 24 March 2023
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The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced recently that they are awarding the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) with $445,396 in funding to advance the Secure Beef Supply Plan (SBS) in the event of a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in the US, according to a press release from the NCBA. 

“NCBA thanks USDA for awarding this critical funding to help continue defending the US cattle herd from the threat of foot-and-mouth disease," said Allison Rivera, NCBA executive director of government affairs. "The Secure Beef Supply Plan combined with USDA's national vaccine bank provides a strong safety net for cattle producers and multiple tools to mitigate risk from a potential outbreak." 

The funding was made available through the 2018 Farm Bill.

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