The National Pork Producers Council and 30 state pork producer associations are asking Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to take additional prevention measures for African Swine Fever. The groups want USDA to restrict imports of organic soy products for animal feed from all ASF-positive countries because organic soy products can maintain the virus for longer periods of time. The NPPC and state pork associations also asked the USDA to explore the merit of restricting all soy products from ASF-positive countries and enhance the online system used for permitting animal movements if an outbreak happens.
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