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Kansas Veterinary Biosecurity Lab Trampled in Spending Plan
23 February 2012 3:57 pm
A flagship government biodefense laboratory set to be built in Kansas is facing critical funding troubles—in part because of fierce opposition from cattle ranchers the facility is supposed to help. Last week, the Obama Administration announced that it is requesting no new money in its 2013 budget plan for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF), a highly secure veterinary research center that is supposed to study viruses and other agents that could threaten livestock and human health. The announcement delighted NBAF opponents, including livestock interests who fear a devastating disease could escape from the facility into the heart of cattle country.
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