The National Turkey Federation (NTF) released the following statement on the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report:

“The health of the turkey industry depends upon the health of our flocks. The National Turkey Federation applauds leaders in the House and Senate for including an unprecedented investment in animal health in the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report. The creation of the National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program, along with mandatory funding, will provide the tools and resources animal agriculture needs to help prevent, identify and respond to disease outbreaks. An enhanced focus on animal health will help to strengthen the industry as well as America’s food security. We look forward to seeing the Farm Bill sent to President Trump’s desk very soon.”

The National Turkey Federation is the national advocate for America’s turkey farmers and producers, raising awareness for its members’ products while strengthening their ability to profitably and safely deliver wholesome, high-quality and nutritious food to consumers worldwide.