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Pre-Harvest Security Guidelines and Checklist 2006
Guidelines to help agricultural producers enhance security at the farm level. These practical measures help to protect against natural disasters, as well as the unintentional or intentional introduction of plant or animal diseases.
Incident Command System VideoThis is an external link or third-party site outside of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website.   
USDA will likely be called upon again to assist in responding to natural and intentional disasters. The Incident Command System video provides information on the types of disasters that USDA may be called upon to assist with and provides background on how USDA utilizes the Incident Command System.
Testimony of the Honorable Charles F. Conner, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, before the U.S. Senate Committee On Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry, Subcommittee On Research, Nutrition, And General Legislation, January 9, 2006    [pdf format]
USDA, FDA, DHS And FBI Join States And Private Industry To Protect Nation's Food And Agriculture Supply From Agroterrorism
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Health and Human Services' Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) today announced a new collaboration with states and private industry to protect the nation's food supply from terrorist threats.
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USDA Employee Information Center.
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Explanation of the advisory system.
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A joint effort to secure the Nation's food supply.
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About citizen preparedness and how to react to different scenarios.