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Bird Flu Update: May 27, 2015

USDA continues to report more cases, albeit at a lower number, and USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack was in Iowa trying to address producer frustration over how the topic is being handled. In an interview, Vilsack recalled the Obama administration during the 2014 farm bill debate proposed a poultry insurance program but Congress nixed the idea due to funding concerns. “I will tell you, as a result of this particular circumstance, certainly Congress will rethink that, as they should,” Vilsack said.

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