More Communities in the West will see a reduced risk of devastating wildfires as a result of expanded wildfire mitigation projects. (Gary Crawford and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack)
***The new project areas are in 7 states--Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
Jennifer Moffitt, USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, explains the need to go to great lengths to protect U.S. agriculture from pests and diseases. (USDA has allocated this fiscal year over 70 million dollars for plant protection efforts)
Jennifer Moffitt, USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, explaining what the National Clean Plant Network is. (This year USDA is allocating funding for 28 projects through the Clean Plant Network)
The nation's organic food insustry will soon be operating under a new set of USDA rules and regulations. (Gary Crawford. Under Secretary Jennifer Moffitt. U.S. Representative from Maine Chellie Pingree)