On March 24, 2014, the Animal Agriculture Coalition (AAC) sent a letter that outlined a comprehensive list of U.S. Department of Agriculture programs and agencies that need funding because of their impact on animal health and the animal agriculture community.
March 18, 2014, the AVMA spearheaded a letter
specifically seeking continued funding of $4.8 million for the Veterinary
Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) and first-time funding for the
Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP).
On March 28, 2014, the National Association for the Advancement of Animal Science sent a letter seeking $10 million for the Section 1433 Continuing Animal Health and Disease, Food Security, and Stewardship Research, Education and Extension Programs.
On March 1, many state and national organizations signed onto a letter with the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians seeking $15 million for the new budget line authorized in the Farm Bill for the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN).