What you need to know about Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD)
Sometime after October 28, 2014, U.S.
livestock producers face the prospects of fresh (chilled or frozen) beef imports
from the Patagonia region of Argentina. This possibility, announced August 28,
2014 by USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, poses the serious
risk of introducing FMD to U.S. livestock herds. Further, APHIS has proposed
beef imports from another region of Argentina as we await USDA's decision on
last December's proposal to allow fresh beef imports from Brazil, another
country with continuing outbreaks of this high devastating livestock disease.
Click on the following links below to learn more about this serious threat.
UPDATE: Public Comments on Argentine Beef Imports Extended to Dec. 29, 2014
NEW: Beef Imports Coming From Argentina Soon After 10/28/14?
NEW: USDA Proposes Beef Imports from FMD-Infested Argentina
NEW: Bill Bullard Provides Insights on Critical Issues Facing Cattle Producers
APHIS Factsheet on Foot-and-Mouth Disease
View Public Comments on USDA Brazilian Beef Imports Proposal
R-CALF’s Bill Bullard Interview on FMD: March 2014
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