New USDA Program to Combat Cattle Diseases

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WESLACO – Cameron County ranchers are teaming up with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to test out a new spray protection program.

The program is aimed at killing “cattle fever ticks” and the deadly disease they’re known to carry and pass along livestock.

A total of 150 field sprayers, filled with insecticide, have been installed on six ranches, totaling about 40,000 acres.


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