Navigation Links
AVMA Lauds Senators for Approving 2007 Farm Bill Legislation that Includes the Veterinary Workforce Grant Program
Date:12/19/2007

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) commends the U.S. Senate for passage of the Veterinary Workforce Grant Program (VWGP) as part of the 2007 Farm Bill. This important veterinary education program will help ensure an adequate supply of public health and food safety veterinarians in the future.

"The Farm Bill is vitally important to rural families, rural communities and the nation as a whole. By establishing the Veterinary Workforce Grant Program, the Farm Bill will address the shortage of veterinarians in this country, particularly among those trained in agricultural biosecurity," said Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Chairman, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. "This bill enjoys strong, bipartisan support, evident by the fact that it passed the Senate by the largest vote since 1973. The Farm Bill still has to get through Conference and must overcome a veto threat, but I am confident that, by early next year, we can produce a solid bill that the president will sign."

"I am proud we were able to include the Veterinary Workforce Grant Program in the 2007 Farm Bill," said Sen. Chambliss (R-Georgia), who coauthored the bill. "Increasing the number of trained veterinary professionals in agricultural biosecurity will bolster our efforts to protect the food supply and mitigate the effects of disease outbreaks. I appreciate the hard work of the American Veterinary Medical Association in this and other areas of critical importance and I look forward to an expeditious passage of the farm bill."

"We would like to thank Senate Agriculture Chair Tom Harkin and ranking member Sen. Saxby Chambliss for their efforts to address the critical shortage of veterinarians," said Dr. Mark Lutschaunig, head of the AVMA Governmental Relations Division (GRD). "We are confident that the program will remain in the final version of the Farm Bill signed by President Bush. This program is essential if this country is to maintain food safety standards, promote public health and protect its citizens from disease pandemics."

The AVMA and its more than 75,000 member veterinarians are engaged in a wide variety of activities dedicated to advancing the science and art of animal, human and public health. Visit the AVMA Web site at http://www.avma.org for more information.


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Veterinary Medical Association
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. AIDS Healthcare Foundation Applauds City Commissioners Support of Diversity, Urges Call for Mayors Resignation
2. Fairness Coalition Applauds Senate Passage of Mental Health Parity Bill
3. SNM applauds NAS study showing need to restore federal nuclear medicine research funding
4. Cardiac Science Applauds Mass AED Training of Pittsburgh Educators
5. Hospital-led Coalition Cautions Motorists on New Risks October 1, Lauds Legislative Leaders for Scheduling No-fault Hearings Next Week
6. Coalition to Protect Floridas Drivers Applauds Governor Crist for Adding PIP to Special Session
7. AGD Applauds Congressional Support of SCHIP Reauthorization
8. Tobacco-Free Kids Applauds Tyra Banks for Exposing the Ugly Truth About Smoking
9. Health IT Now! Coalition Applauds Representatives Eshoo and Rogers for Introducing Health IT Legislation
10. Autism Speaks Applauds Supreme Court Decision Upholding Families Right to Challenge IEPs Without First Trying Out School District Proposed Placement
11. California Alliance Applauds Governors Support of Group Home Reform for Foster Youth
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... The Wall Centre Dental team ... patients from Burnaby, BC. Patients in need of experienced orthodontics, laser dentistry, porcelain ... the esteemed team at Wall Centre Dental. Drs. Parviz Roshan, Siamak Tehrani, Milton ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... ... developing an ANSI-approved, consensus-based American National Standard for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) ... first ANSI-approved GMP standard for dietary supplements this spring, is hiring an ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... PA (PRWEB) , ... March 29, 2017 , ... ... hassles associated with wearing oral braces. "The rubber bands used in conjunction with ... said, "so I decided to design a way to prevent this problem." The ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... 29, 2017 , ... Hamlin Dental Group, multi-location dental office in North ... Dental lasers are safe and effective options, and can be used alone or in ... overall quality of care. , Dr. Hamid Reza of Hamlin Dental Group offers other ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 29, 2017 , ... AvePoint ... seventh North American office location in Richmond, Virginia, located at the Riverfront Plaza, 901 ... attended by Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Ralph S. Northam and Mayor of Richmond Levar ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/29/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... their offering. ... The global lifestyle drugs market to grow at a CAGR of ... Lifestyle Drugs Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth ... market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... March 29, 2017 Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: ... for the second quarter of fiscal year 2017 following the ... news release will be followed by a teleconference available to ... and a link to the conference call webcast will be ... access the teleconference call and replay: ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... , March 29, 2017  Designers of primary cell ... solution size by 50% and extend battery life with ... management integrated circuit (PMIC) from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. ... a low input voltage of just 0.7V for new ... Silver Oxide, as well as the more common Alkaline ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: