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Senator Jon Tester Calls on Senate to Use Farm Bill to Stop the Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

May 29, 2018View for printing

Senator: CWD Threatens Wildlife, Our Outdoor Economy, and Human Health and Safety

(Big Sandy, Mont.) -U.S. Senator Jon Tester is calling on the Senate to draft a Farm Bill that tackles the Chronic Wasting Disease epidemic in Montana.

Chronic Wasting Disease has spread to 23 states, including Montana, fatally infecting deer, elk, and moose.

"The spread of the disease is rapid, devastating to wildlife populations, and can be almost impossible to eradicate," Tester said. "This serious illness poses a threat to wildlife, the outdoor recreation economy, and human health and safety."

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