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USDA Continues to Prevent African Swine Fever from Entering the U.S.

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

Provides New Resources to Raise Awareness of the Deadly Disease Last week, USDA-trained detector dogs played a major role in the seizure of roughly 1 million pounds of pork smuggled from China where there is an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF). The highly contagious and deadly disease affects both domestic and feral (wild) pigs and there is no treatment or vaccine …

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USDA Expands Sign Up for Georgians Affected by Hurricane Michael

Dan Economy, Georgia, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

State leaders for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced another sign up for Georgia’s farmers, ranchers and forestland owners who suffered damage to working lands due to Hurricane Michael but were not eligible for previous sign ups. State Executive Director Tas Smith, for the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the State Conservationist Terrance O. Rudolph, for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service …