FMD and Prevention
Watch this video to learn more about foot-and-mouth disease. 
How does FMD affect consumers?

FMD is not a public health concern but an outbreak could ultimately threaten the entire U.S. economy. Click here to find out more.

What can livestock producers do?
Being prepared and informed is essential in keeping your farm and the U.S. livestock industry free from FMD. Get more information here.

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Alisa Harrison, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing & Research, Planning & Market Research
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National Pork Board

The National Pork Board has responsibility for checkoff-funded research, promotion and consumer information projects and for communicating with pork producers and the public.

Cindy Cunningham, Assistant Vice President, Communications
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American Sheep Industry Association

ASI is the national trade organization run by producers, for producers. It is supported by 45 state sheep associations, benefiting the interests of 82,000 sheep producers across the United States.  

Chase Adams, Senior Policy and Information Director 
(303) 771-3500 x 11

Dairy Management, Inc.

Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) is the domestic and international planning and management organization that builds demand for dairy products on behalf of America's 41,000-plus dairy producers. 

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