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Obama Requests $77 Million for USDA to Research Alternatives to Drug Use on Farms

President Barack Obama proposed to nearly quadruple to $77 million the funding for USDA to develop alternatives to antibiotic use on farms and improve animal care practices, the White House said. The president in his Fiscal Year 2016 budget to be unveiled Feb. 2 also is proposing $47 million for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to evaluate antibiotic stewardship in animal agriculture. Link to White House fact sheet.



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