July 30, 2015

Ag secretary lobbies for avian flu insurance for poultry farmers

Minnesotans applauded U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack after he advocated for an insurance program for farmers affected by avian influenza. Vilsack called for Congress to include funding for such a program during a congressional oversight committee meeting Wednesday. He said he thinks such a program was left off the latest farm bill for budgetary reasons. “I would strongly urge the Congress as it begins the process of considering future farm bills, to look for a way in which that issue could be addressed,” Vilsack said.  Read More

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