AASV Position Statement: Federal Funding for Swine Disease Research

The AASV is concerned that the level of federal funding for basic and applied research for swine diseases is inadequate to address the needs of the swine industry. Federal support for long-term research projects to address foreign, emerging and re-emerging diseases is vitally important to protect the industry and promote domestic and international markets.

The AASV encourages the USDA and Congress to reevaluate the allocation of funding for research issues to address swine diseases and to adequately fund research programs and facilities. The association will work with the National Pork Board and the National Pork Producers Council to obtain an accounting of current federal research budgets and determine industry needs relative to swine disease research.

Approved by the AASV Board of Directors on March 11, 2008
Reaffirmed by the AASV Board of Directors on April 3, 2017