After criticisms of their response to the spring outbreak, USDA officials say they have a plan for this fall that could handle twice as many infections.
Tuesday marked the worst day in the H5N2 avian flu outbreak which is killing millions of turkeys and chickens across the Midwest.
A virus that kills piglets is ripping through farms around the country. Midwest pork producers are doing everything they can to fight it off.
While 45% of the FDA's employees have been temporarily laid off, 87% of the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service personnel have been retained.