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.
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]
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.