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Swine Vets Lobby for Foreign Animal Disease Funding in 2023 Farm Bill

Dan Agri-Business, Farm Bill, Legislative, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Pork

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Last week, swine veterinarians from around the country flew into Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress to secure funding for foreign animal diseases (FAD) prevention in the 2023 Farm Bill.

According to the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), the subject matter experts highlighted was the importance of the “three-legged stool”, which includes the National Animal Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank (NAVVCB), National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN), National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program (NADPRP) and the National Veterinary Stockpile (NVS).

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Swine veterinarians received a farm bill debrief from NPPC staff, heard how funds from the 2018 Farm Bill were utilized, and got an update on veterinary vaccine and countermeasures banks. Afterwards they had a chance to meet with their U.S. Senators and Representatives.

By prioritizing animal health and well-being, NPPC strongly supports and advocates for additional funding for FAD prevention and protection of the American food supply in the 2023 Farm Bill.

Learn more on NPPC’s animal well-being page.