Volume 75 | September 9, 2019
Farm Bill Funding Supports Animal Disease Prevention and Management
The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced plans to carry out new animal health activities using resources provided by the 2018 Farm Bill on Monday. The bill details a three-part program to comprehensively support animal disease prevention and management. 

In addition to funding two new programs, the National Animal Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank (vaccine bank) and the National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program (NADPRP), it also expands funding opportunities for the existing National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN).  

“Animal health and well-being is the highest priority for American pig farmers,” Dustin Baker, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) director of economics and domestic production issues, said when the  Farm Bill passed . “Surveillance of foreign animal disease is more important now than ever in an ever-globalizing world. The U.S. pork industry is working with USDA to prevent African swine fever from entering our country, which is currently spreading throughout Asia and Europe.”

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In the News
Youth Exhibitors Know Their Role in Biosecurity Matters
Biosecurity. It can be an overwhelming word, especially when you’re a kid. As county fair and state fair season approaches for many across the country, it’s more important than ever to consider what you can do before, during and after a pig show to keep your animals healthy while protecting pigs across the country from getting sick.  
Pork Industry Receives $1.7 Million USDA Grant For ASF Project in Asia
The global outbreak of African swine fever (ASF), a disease affecting only pigs with no human health or food safety risks, is growing, with new cases appearing throughout Southeast Asia and China.
UPCV3 in the Swine Herd: What Can Be Done Today?
Was it a blessing or a curse to serve as the veterinarian to one of the first farms to discover a high incidence rate of porcine circovirus Type 3 (PCV3), questions Chris Sievers, DVM? PCV3 was first identified in U.S. swine herds in 2016 and has been baffling the industry since.
Please Be Aware of Scam
Attend Please be aware of a scam spreading at this time. A producer recently received a call from a women who said she was from the USDA - Animal Welfare division and that he had to grant her permission to watch him milk his cows to insure that it was being done in a humane manner, she refused to give her name.

Please note:
·       USDA is not doing these types of inspections.
·       Do NOT let individuals on your farm that claim to be doing this.
·       Please have producers talk with all of their employees about the danger of people
impersonating credible organizations; reinforce that all visitors need to be taken to the office or meet with a manager/owner.
·       Reach out if you receive similar phone calls and requests so we all can stay vigilant.

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