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Pierce’s Disease Funding Gets Closer

The fight against a devastating disease that hits wine grapes is closer to getting a 14 million dollar
boost.

The House of Representatives has passed the Agriculture Appropriations Act, which includes the funds to fight Pierce´s disease.

The
bill provides ten million dollars for control and containment of the disease, which is spread by an insect known as the glassy-winged sharpshooter, and an
additional four million dollars for scientific research.