Recently, Dairy Management Inc., conducted two crisis drills to refine national and local crisis-response plans and enhance communication skills in the event of a disease outbreak in the
To help ensure coordination between government and industry, experts from the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the
“The dairy checkoff first developed crisis preparedness programs in 2001, following the devastating FMD (foot-and-mouth disease) outbreak in
In addition to annual crisis drills, checkoff efforts include www.dairyresponse.com, which provides producers with resources, guidelines and other tools to help them communicate with the public about animal health and farm-safety issues.
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