Bush's Request Includes $35 Million To Guard Against Foreign Animal Disease

The President's FY2001 supplemental appropriations request to Congress will include an additional $35 million for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to enhance activities designed to protect U.S. agriculture from serious animal disease threats such as foot and mouth disease (FMD) and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).

"Given the various foreign animal disease

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