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AFBF Appreciates USDA Support of Dairy Farmers Impacted by HPAI

AFBF Staff

photo credit: Mark Stebnicki, North Carolina Farm Bureau

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on USDA’s announcement that the department will compensate dairy farmers for 90% of the value of milk production lost due to highly pathogenic avian influenza. AFBF requested support for impacted dairy farmers and met several times with USDA officials to discuss the potential parameters of such a program.

“We appreciate that USDA listened when we requested this type of support for dairy farmers whose herds are affected by HPAI. While America’s dairy farmers are working to rapidly increase biosecurity on their farms to prevent the spread of the virus, this assistance will help farmers recover in the event of an outbreak. Ultimately, it will also help ensure the continued safety and affordability of our nation’s milk supply.”

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