“... Promoting a One-Health Approach

A collaborative One Health approach can reduce threats to the human-animal-environment interface through activities like disease detection and prevention, food safety education, and veterinary care optimization. To ensure New York remains on the forefront of controlling cross-sector public and animal health threats, Governor Hochul will introduce a diverse package of projects and programs, including a collaborative veterinary workforce program between Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and SUNY campuses; increased engagement with the New York State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Advisory Board; the launch of a Veterinary Xylazine Diversion Education Program to prevent xylazine from being diverted from legitimate veterinary uses; an appropriated $1 million increase to support the operating budget of the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health; adjustments to reimbursement and fee structures for existing on-farm animal health testing programs and the creation of a new animal health testing program; the establishment of a Group GAP food safety certification training program; and the development of a community gardens land access toolkit.  ...”

SEE: Governor Outlines Proposals to Boost NY Dairy and Ag Industries – Finger Lakes Daily News