Vilsack says double down on farm biosecurity to prevent H5N1

Vilsack says double down on farm biosecurity to prevent H5N1

Photo: Wisconsin Ag Secretary Randy Romanski and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack

The Secretary of Agriculture urges farmers to double down on farm biosecurity. 

With another human case of the H5N1 virus in Michigan, Tom Vilsack says sick cows should not leave the farm and workers should be protected. “We’re providing financial resources to encourage farms to plan biosecurity plans, strengthen biosecurity plans. We’re providing resources to reimburse for affected facilities that have workers who may be exposed.”

USDA and the Centers for Disease Control have issued H5N1 guidelines, and Vilsack says USDA wants to help affected farms.

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