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Pig Virus Funding Announced
DES MOINES, IA (CBS2/FOX28) - Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is announcing more money to help battle a deadly pig virusAt the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, the former Iowa governor said the federal government will pump $26,000,000 into fighting Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus. PEDV is responsible for the deaths of 8,000,000 pigs a year. The virus wiped out 10% of the nation's hog inventory in 2013.With today's pledge, the agriculture department will now have $30,000,000 budgeted to researching the virus in 2015.