Fortifying our defense against animal disease threats

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By Gov. Dennis Daugaard

The last day of August was an eventful one for Linda and me. We stopped first in Huron at the South Dakota State Fair where we toured the value-added agriculture tent and also attended the Century Farms Recognition and Salute to Veterans ceremonies.

We went on to Brookings for an SDSU ground breaking and attended the evening football game. It was a great day in eastern South Dakota. The SDSU ground breaking event celebrated the start of upgrading and expanding the South Dakota Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory.

The lab provides critical research and diagnostic support to protect our citizens and livestock industry from disease outbreaks.


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