New US agro-defense lab gets $300 million for construction

The National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility, for research into some of the most feared livestock diseases, was allotted $300 million as part of congressional approval of funding for the Department of Homeland Security. The laboratory will replace the USDA’s Plum Island Animal Disease Center, which has been in operation since 1954. Drovers CattleNetwork said the $300 million… » Read More

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