Senate Ag Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow applauds USDA for its continued commitment to combatting the spread of PEDv – which has impacted pork producers across the country. USDA has moved forward with a new vaccine that is expected to combat PEDv and has issued a conditional license for the vaccine. Stabenow says the unmitigated spread of the virus not only threatens the agricultural economy – but also has serious implications for the national economy as consumers and businesses will all feel the impact of diminishing swine herds. She says the pork industry supports nearly 550,000 jobs across the U.S. and contributes 34.5-bilion dollars to the U.S. economy.
USDA’s efforts to help control the spread of the virus will go a long way in stabilizing the potential fallout for consumers and businesses – according to Stabeno
Source: NAFB News service