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Feds put $482K to protect Manitoba pork producers from disease outbreaks

Reference: CTV News

WINNIPEG -- The federal government announced on Thursday it is supporting a risk management tool for pork producers that would help them recover from devastation caused by outbreaks of diseases, such as porcine epidemic diarrhea.

Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced the Manitoba Pork Council will be getting an investment of just over $482,000 to put towards a two-year project.

"Producers need to know that they have the tools and supports available to them if the worst happens," said Bibeau in a news release...Read More

"Our Government is working closely with the sector on many measures that deal with disease outbreaks before, during and after they occur."