Nat'l Milk Producers Support Testing and USDA Adds More for High-Speed Internet

Nat'l Milk Producers Support Testing and USDA Adds More for High-Speed Internet

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, this is your Agribusiness Update.

**The National Milk Producers Federation supports USDA orders on lactating cows.

President Gregg Doud says the USDA announcement and actions underscore that concern and focus on the well-being of animals and those who care for them.

USDA, FDA, and scientific research have established what accumulated science has indicated all along: The consumer milk supply is safe.

Pasteurization renders the H5N1 virus, like other viruses, inactive.

**After weeks of paying higher prices, those increases at the gas pump may be slowing as refineries complete the transition from winter to summer gas blends.

Gas Buddy’s Patrick DeHaan says as the nationwide changeover to summer gasoline is now behind us, at least one of the three factors that had been actively causing prices to rise in the last couple of months is behind us.

**USDA Deputy Secretary Xochitl (so-CHEEL) Torres Small announced that the agency is partnering with rural cooperatives, local organizations, and tribes to support more high-speed internet deployment in 11 states.

USDA is awarding $5.2 million in cooperative agreements through the Broadband Technical Assistance Program.

The funding will extend the reach of other high-speed internet programs to meet the goal of connecting every community with affordable, reliable high-speed internet.

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