The USDA is transferring $400 million from the Commodity Credit Corporation to help address new cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack previously approved $130 million in emergency funding for the disease in March and an additional $263 million in late-April. Since last month’s CCC funding transfer, the USDA says there are detections in 151 new flocks affecting 10.8 million commercial and backyard birds.
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