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Progress Reported in Creating Foot and Mouth Vaccine Bank

Dan Cattle

Last week we told you that representatives of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to move as quickly as possible to establish a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank. The groups recognized the steps USDA has taken to establish the …

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Congressman Yoho on Funding for FMD

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Pork

For over two years now, livestock groups have been calling for a stockpile of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccines in case of an outbreak. Both the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) have made it a top priority for the next Farm Bill. During a recent interview, U.S. Congressman and member of the House …

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Livestock Groups Happy with FMD Funding in Farm Bill

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork

The Senate farm bill released last week includes language establishing a vaccine bank to deal with an outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease, a priority for livestock groups. The House version of the bill includes FMD language, as well. National Pork Producers Council President Jim Heimerl called the language “encouraging,” adding that: “With a vaccine bank, we’ll finally be able to adequately …

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FMD Language In Senate Agriculture Panel’s Farm Bill

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork

The National Pork Producers Council was encouraged that the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry included in its 2018 Farm Bill — the text was released today (June 8, 2018) — language establishing a vaccine bank to deal with an outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD). FMD is an infectious viral disease that affects cloven-hooved animals, including cattle, pigs and …

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FMD Vaccine Development A Restrictive Process

Dan Cattle, Livestock, Research

Last week, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue authorized the movement of a live, non-infectious, genetically modified strain of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) virus to the mainland U.S. for continued vaccine research and development. But according to a story from Rod Bain, this approval comes with restrictions to assure safety. FMD Vaccine Development A Restrictive Process But according to a story …

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Perdue To Allow Modified FMD Virus Onto US Mainland

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock, Research

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has authorized the movement of a modified, non-infectious version of the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) virus from the Plum Island Animal Disease Center to the U.S. mainland for the purposes of continued vaccine development and study.   While modified FMD virus is unable to cause disease and presents no risk of transmitting the disease, it …

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Pork Producers to Visit Washington D.C. this Week

Dan Legislative, Pork

On April 11-12, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) will host its spring Legislative Action Conference (LAC) in Washington, D.C. The biannual fly-in draws from around the country about 125 pork producers. Producers will lobby congressional lawmakers on issues of importance to the U.S. pork industry, including the importance of maintaining and expanding export opportunities, and funding a Foot-and-Mouth Disease …