Pork CEO Appreciates Representatives Call For More ASF Prevention Funding

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Source: WNAX Radio

Congresswomen Angie Craig of Minnesota and Cindy Axne of Iowa have joined four other Representatives in urging House leadership in funding African Swine Fever Prevention efforts. Minnesota Pork CEO Dave Preisler appreciates the Representative’s asking for $75 million to go to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service for protection against ASF.

He says several ASF prevention steps have already been taken including increased surveillance at U.S. ports to keep the disease out of the U.S.

Preisler says in addition to the funding request and surveillance and detection efforts by the government, producers themselves are continuing to step up biosecurity on their operations.

Preisler says the U.S. government has been very proactive in helping other countries who don’t have testing labs to detect ASF and providing them some of that needed testing.