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on April 20, 2020

USDA: Meat, poultry plants need COVID-19 testing kits

While getting testing kits to processing plants is not a primary function of the USDA, agriculture secretary says agency is doing what it can to help the situation

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said it is imperative that meat and poultry processing plants have access to an ample supply of COVID-19 testing kits, but he acknowledged that securing those kits is not the direct responsibility of the agency he oversees.

Perdue addressed the need for the testing…

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