***Media Advisory*** Senate Agriculture Committee holding meeting in Alcona County about bovine TB

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jim Stamas has announced that the Senate Agriculture Committee will be holding a public meeting with state and local officials in Alcona County on June 12 to discuss bovine tuberculosis (TB) in the region.

Who:
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland;
Sen. Joe Hune, R-Fowlerville, chairman of the committee;
Dr. James Averill, state veterinarian;
Dr. Kelly Straka, state wildlife veterinarian;
Committee members; and
Concerned citizens.

What:
A public committee meeting with state and local officials to discuss bovine tuberculosis (TB) in the northeast Michigan region.

When:
Monday, June 12 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Where:
Alcona Township Hall
5576 N. US-23
Black River

Brief:
Bovine TB is persistent in wild deer and a continuous threat to area dairy and cattle farmers. The committee meeting is open to the public and will feature presentations from state officials.

After the presentations, the public will be able to ask experts about bovine TB in the region or express their concerns on the issue directly to legislators. Officials from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Department of Natural Resources will be on site to answer questions.

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