USDA-APHIS

APHIS issues fruit fly quarantine in California

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) have established an Oriental fruit fly quarantine in Santa Clara County, California. The quarantine includes portions of... more »

Spotted lanternflies in crosshairs of USDA working group

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has introduced a strategic plan to battle spotted lanternflies, pest that harms many fruit, vegetable and nut crops. USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Spotted Lanternfly Strategic Planning... more »

APHIS updates Spotted Lanternfly Control Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has completed a supplemental environmental assessment (EA) for the spotted lanternfly. The EA is required under the National Environmental Policy Act for its Spotted... more »

U.S., Canada agree to coordinate responses to plant health threats

U.S. and Canadian agriculture officials recently signed a bilateral agreement to enhance coordination of plant protection activities on both sides of the border. Mark Davidson, deputy administrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Plant Protection... more »

Customs officials halt pests at San Diego border crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agricultural specialists recently intercepted two pests entering California from Mexico that were determined to be rare findings. The agricultural specialists stopped the pests at the Otay Mesa crossing in San... more »

USDA lab recognized for pandemic response

The staff members at a U.S. Department of Agriculture lab in the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service have been recognized for their response during the pandemic. The Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) program’s staff... more »

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