USDA making progress on foot-and-mouth disease vaccine bank

USDA making progress on foot-and-mouth disease vaccine bank

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The USDA has a better idea about when a new foot-and-mouth disease vaccine bank will be up and running.

Deputy Secretary Steve Censky tells lawmakers the information gathering period ended October 10th. Now, the agency will analyze information and put together a plan for purchasing vaccines from manufacturers. He says requests to acquire the vaccines should be in by the end of this year or early 2020.

Under the 2018 Farm Bill, Congress approved 150 million dollars for the project.

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