Johanns announces... BSE research, food safety programs expand

April 2005
Southwest Farm Press;4/7/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 10, p15
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The article reports that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns recently announced that almost $2 million in funding has been redirected to enhance research on bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and that $5 million has been awarded to 17 colleges and universities to establish a Food Safety Research and Response Network. The BSE research funds, redirected by U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, will be used for new BSE projects and facilities and build upon President George W. Bush's fiscal year 2006 budget proposal, which would increase BSE research by $7.3 million or 155 percent over 2005 funding levels.


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