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USDA partners with the NASDA and the pork industry to protect the U.S. from African Swine Fever

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WASHINGTON — As part of its continued efforts to prevent the introduction of African Swine Fever (ASF) into the United States, the USDA has announced a new partnership with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, National Pork Board, and National Pork Producers Council.

Through enhanced coordination and information sharing, the four entities will work to improve ASF prevention and preparedness efforts.

“A detection of ASF in U.S. pigs could devastate the pork industry,” said USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Jenny Lester Moffitt. “Prevention is the best way we can protect the United States from ASF. . .

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