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USDA’s REAP Awards; Bird Flu Help Online
**The latest numbers from USDA Rural Development show the Rural Energy for America Program, or REAP, which was originally created in the 2002 farm bill, has awarded nearly $3-billion in grants and loan guarantees since it was reauthorized and given substantial funding in the 2008 farm bill...
Vaccine Bank for Poultry; Farm Revenue Protection
**Poultry producer leaders are testifying in strong support of vaccine banks.
Carl Wittenburg, Chairman of the National Turkey Federation, says bird flu has become a global problem and his group supports a mandatory disease program and vaccine bank for high path A-1...
Trump Proposes USDA Cuts; More Bird Flu in Tennessee
**President Trump is proposing to slash the Agriculture Department’s field staff and also make deep reductions in research, rural development and international food aid.
A 62-page budget summary released by the White House is skimpy on details but it calls for a $4...
South Korea Stops U.S. Poultry; Farm Bill Debate
**South Korea is a major poultry and egg importer, but has closed its market to the U.S. following the new detection of highly pathogenic bird flu at a Tennessee broiler breeding operation.
Employees at the broiler operation, a contract grower for Tyson Foods, noticed “unusual mortality&CloseCu…

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