Today (16 January 2020), APHIS announced awarding over $10,000,000 in 2018 Farm Bill funding in programs specifically targeted at a) assisting prevention of disease and emergency reponse training, b) improving animal disease diagnostic capabilities, and c) promoting the development of the National Animal Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank.
This is especially urgent and needed with the current specter of catastrophic foreign disease threats such as African Swine Fever (ASF), Classic Swine Fever (CSF), Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), and High Path Avian Influenza (HPAI).
Full details and a list of the projects funded are available at the USDA's announcement, available here:
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