Franken calls for USDA's help in fighting PEDv
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:07:08 CDT
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is asking USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to mobilize government resources to combat the spread of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv), calling it a crisis for producers, processors and consumers.
On his website, Franken has posted a letter to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack, urging USDA to enhance its detection capabilities for the virus and take measures to prevent the virus from spreading further.
The virus has spread to at least 26 states and killed 4 million young pigs since May 2013, the senator noted.
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