Senators seek USDA action on avian flu issues

Senators seek USDA action on avian flu issues

PLANS to address the threat of a renewed avian flu outbreak should be tailored to ensure the continued viability of the U.S. poultry industry, according to 10 senators who penned a letter of concern to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and commented in particular on indemnity payments and expanded financial flexibility in devastating cases.

Led by Sen. Thad Cochran (R., Miss.), the letter requests action on three issues as the U.S. Department of Ag

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