Livestock Groups Applaud Governor’s Designation of Funds for Phase 2 of the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

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The statement below can be attributed to Iowa Pork Producers Association President Kevin Rasmussen, a farmer from Goldfield, and Iowa Cattlemen’s Association President Bob Noble of Riceville. 

“Pig farmers and cattle producers across Iowa are extremely grateful Governor Kim Reynolds is providing significant financial support to upgrade Iowa State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Lab and we hope the Iowa legislature will join her in providing additional funding, as she has proposed.

“The new state-of-the-art facility will keep Iowa State at the forefront in helping recognize foreign animal diseases that threaten the nation’s food supply well into the future. We sincerely appreciate her efforts and willingness to keep animal and human health as top priorities.”