National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Todd Wilkinson testified before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry. The DeSmet, South Dakota cattle producer concentrated on managing animal health risks. “The U.S. must be prepared to deal with disasters like a Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak. The economic consequences would be in the tens of billions of dollars.” National Turkey Federation Vice President John Zimmerman, who is a second-generation turkey grower from Northfield, Minnesota, also emphasized the need to expand Asian Influenza indemnity programs in the farm bill.
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