Poultry Disaster Program Needed
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:46 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- The United States needs a disaster program for the poultry and turkey industries, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the Avian Influenza Outbreak Conference in Des Moines on Tuesday.

"We really do need to take a look at a disaster program. Why? Because at the end of the day, it's going to be ultimately less expensive," Vilsack said.

"Whether it's a risk management insurance-type program or a disaster program or a combination, it really will reinforce the biosecurity aspects of this. It will reinforce the need for us to be focused on trying to mitigate the consequences, and ...

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