Brownback Announces Funding for Ag Laboratory

By: From 13 News
By: From 13 News

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Sam Brownback applauded Agriculture Appropriations Conference Committee funding to relocate the Arthropod-Borne Animal Disease Research Laboratory from Wyoming to Manhattan, Kansas.

“I am pleased the Arthropod-Borne Animal Disease Research Laboratory will be relocated to Manhattan, Kansas,” said Brownback. “This move is the culmination of nearly four years of work, and I’m glad the conference committee funded this important project. I commend Kansas State University, the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, the city of Manhattan, the state of Kansas and the Kansas Bioscience Authority for their teamwork and foresight in landing this federal lab. With its world-leading animal health corridor, Manhattan is proper place for this facility. This new lab will further cement Kansas as a global leader for animal health research.”

ABADRL is a federal research lab that is currently located in Laramie, Wyoming. The lab was designated for relocation in order to fully achieve its research mandate. The Conference Committee, which is reconciling the House and Senate versions of the Agriculture Appropriations bill, yesterday included $1.5 million for relocation costs. Upon House and Senate passage of the Conference Committee report, the bill will head to the president’s desk to be signed into law.

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