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· Grassley Wants Appropriations Committee To Send Money To Poultry Producers Affected By Bird Flu
· Bipartisan group of Senators calling for additional avian flu funding
Grassley Wants Appropriations Committee To Send Money To Poultry Producers Affected By Bird Flu
Radio 570 WNAX (SD)
May 10 2022
Senators Grassley of Iowa and Klobuchar of Minnesota have written letters to the Senate Appropriations Committee asking that funds be allocated for poultry producers hit by the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, or known as the “bird flu.” Grassley says Iowa leads the nation in egg production and the bird flu claimed 13 million birds in Iowa. Grassley says the outbreak of the bird flu was not as extensive this year, as was the case in 2015.
Grassley says he’s confident the Appropriations committee will be able to allocate funds to those poultry producers...
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Bipartisan group of Senators calling for additional avian flu funding
By Mark Dorenkamp, Brownfield
May 10, 2022
A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators is pushing for more dollars to aid in the response to high-path avian influenza.
Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley says after the outbreak in 2015, Congress gave USDA the authority to quickly reimburse producers for depopulation.
“So I’m glad we’re not having any problems with reimbursement on this outbreak, still we need to make sure that USDA has all tools available.”
Grassley and Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar led their colleagues in a letter to Senate Appropriations Committee leaders Monday, saying although the virus poses minimal risk to human health, it has serious implications for U.S. poultry producers, rural communities, and the ag economy...
more, including audio [16:50 min.]