Mapa warns of risk in changing FMD status in Rio Grande do Norte
Rio Grande do Norte may have its FMD status downgraded. The warning was made by the Secretary of Agricultural Defense at the Ministry of Agriculture, Francisco Sérgio Ferreira Jardim, who points to the possibility of state being downgraded from average risk to unknown. "We have done studies and found that the average risk status may fall to unknown. And it will be very detrimental to all livestock farming in the state," he says.