More than 70 agriculture groups are asking the House Homeland Security Committee to authorize funding for additional agricultural inspectors at international ports of entry. Similar legislation passed by unanimous consent in the Senate last fall. The bill calls for $222 million over three years to hire 440 new agricultural specialists and technicians and 60 new canine teams. The goal is to prevent the introduction of foreign animal diseases, like African Swine Fever, in the U.S.
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