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Grant awarded to Southeast Poultry Lab


By: Sen. Johnny Isakson Press Release
8/9/2017 1:55:08 PM


The USDA's Agricultural Research Service awarded a $141.5 million federal grant to the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory Campus at the U.S. National Poultry Research Center in Athens, according to a news release from Sen. Johnny Isakson. The grant will support the design and construction services for the new campus. The new facility will include modernized laboratories, biosafety environments and holding facilities.

"This new state-of-the-art center will allow our Georgia-based Southeast Poultry Research Lab to continue as the world leader in poultry health research, supporting Georgia jobs and protecting our food supply from threats like avian flu," said Isakson, a co-founder of the Senate Chicken Caucus. "This facility is of national and international importance, and I am delighted with today's news from the U.S. Department of Agriculture."


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