ABA Passes Resolution Calling on Congress and USDA to Provide Disaster Preparedness Training and Guidance for Animal Producers

The American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates passed Resolution 509 at its mid-year meeting in New Orleans. The resolution urges “Congress and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to incentivize the safeguarding of the environment, human health, food safety, animal welfare, and farmers by providing natural disaster preparedness training and guidance to farmers and other animal producers who seek federal government payments including, but not limited to, those through the Livestock Indemnity Program.” The resolution was submitted by the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section and marks the first time the ABA has adopted a resolution related to farmed animals.