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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Apr 23, 2014 09:15 AM CDT

Six Democratic senators have written the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture asking for funding for a virus to deal with the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus.

Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., issued a news release Tuesday with a copy of the letter, citing that PEDv has killed six million pigs nationally. "With PEDv having a near 100% mortality rate for piglets under two weeks old, the economic costs to producers is staggering. If PEDv continues to spread at its current rate, many producers could struggle to remain in business. The decreased supply of piglets is causing ...

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