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March 5, 2013

Senators recognize importance of biosecurity and agro-defense

U.S. Senators Pat Roberts (R., Kan.), Jerry Moran (R., Kan.), Roy Blunt (R., Mo.) and Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) introduced a resolution Feb. 28 to recognize the importance of biosecurity and agro-defense to America’s national and economic security.

"This resolution will remind my colleagues in Washington that addressing critical vulnerabilities to our food supply and agriculture economy remains a top priority," Roberts said. "As we consider measures to improve biosecurity and protect plant and animal health, I will work hard to ensure that our nation has the best resources to do the job. This includes continuing construction of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, Kansas and development of the Animal Health Corridor in the Kansas City region. While the federal government must curtail spending, investments in vital projects such as NBAF, which protect the nation’s security and economy, must continue to exist."  Read More  

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