The ongoing fight to prevent an ASF outbreak in the US
By Meghan Grebner, Brownfield
February 18, 2021
The US pork industry remains committed to preventing African swine fever from entering the United States.?But, one of the industry抯 biggest concerns is the ability to repair trading relationships should an outbreak occur.
David Preisler, CEO of Minnesota Pork says the US is falling behind in some areas and that could slow down the industry抯 ability to return to a normal trading environment.?揟he testing and the surveillance is still probably one of the biggest gaps from our perspective,?he says.?揟hat抯 how you can prove what抯 really going on and have better information for our trading partners.?/p>
Kimberly Dodd, with the USDA抯 Foreign Animal Disease and Diagnostic Laboratory on Plum Island says she抯 also concerned about the unknowns that come with battling the disease...