Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Vilsack helps dedicate $464 million USDA facility

U.S. Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack led a delegation of Iowa congressional members from both parties Monday at the dedication of the final component of the $464 million National Centers for Animal Health in Ames. Jointly serving the U.S. livestock industry from a single campus, the center provides laboratories, offices and space for administration and animals, consolidating three USDA units that previously operated separately in Ames. The consolidated units include the National Animal Disease Center (operated by the USDA Agricultural Research Service), the National Veterinary Services Laboratory and the Center for Veterinary Biologics (operated by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service). The ceremony took place in the atrium of the 500,000-square-foot NCAH Consolidated Laboratory and administrative facilities, completed in April 2009...more

The bureaucrats seem to be doing fine, don't they.

Head out to your pasture tomorrow and just watch as your animals grow healthier, thanks to the deep thinkers in DC and politicians in Iowa.

1 comment:

drjohn said...

Ford County Iowa has more cows than you can count and when the Foot and Mouth Disease virus escapes. it will be Katy Bar the Door What a major mistake.