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Iowa Congressman Raises PEDV Reporting Concerns

Iowa Congressman Raises PEDV Reporting Concerns

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Iowa Congressman Steve King is raising concerns about the mandatory PEDV reporting announced by USDA. He says he’s not sure the program will achieve the desired results and that all producers will comply.

However, he’s hopeful since producers have supported reporting and control programs for other diseases like pseudo rabies…and there the end result was eradication of the disease.

He says another concern is the possibility producer confidentiality will be breached and the information used against the pork industry.

King also pointed out that the Secretary Vilsack talked about the need for heightened border security which may hint that the agency believes that’s how the disease was introduced into the U.S.

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