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USDA announces $3B investment in agriculture and animal health

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a comprehensive set of investments to address challenges facing America’s agricultural producers. The USDA is preparing $3 billion in investments that will support drought resilience and response, animal disease prevention, market disruption relief, and purchase of food for school nutrition programs.

“American agriculture currently faces unprecedented challenges on multiple fronts,” Vilsack said. “The coronavirus pandemic has impacted every stage of our food supply chain, from commodity production through processing and delivery. Farmers, ranchers and forest landowners increasingly experience the impacts of climate change as severe storms, floods, drought and wildfire. . .

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