Lawmakers outline bird flu assistance needs

Lawmakers outline bird flu assistance needs

IN a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, nearly 30 members of the House commended the U.S. Department of Agriculture's efforts to combat this year's outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) but pressed the agency to take additional steps to assist affected poultry growers.

The letter urged continued assistance in three areas: (1) complete biosecurity research in a timely manner to ensure that the industry can take immediate ste

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