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Agricultural support
Bill could bring benefits in the USA

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THE 2014 US Farm Bill, which was signed by President Barack Obama earlier this month, contains several programmes that could benefit academic veterinary medicine, according to the Association of American Veterinary Colleges (AAVMC). The AAVMC believes that, by providing new funding streams for research in animal health, production and welfare, the new Act provides ‘multiple opportunities’ for US veterinary schools.

The 2014 Agriculture Act – which was known as the Farm Bill during its passage through the US legislature – authorises key investments aimed at strengthening the agricultural industry in the USA, to a total of almost US …

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