APHIS - Farm Bill

APHIS - Farm Bill



The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is charged with implementing Section 10007 of the 2014 Farm Bill to prevent the introduction or spread of plant pests and diseases that threaten U.S. agriculture and the environment. Under Section 10007, APHIS provides funding to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, and threat mitigation, while working to safeguard the nursery production system.  Section 10007 includes the Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program and the National Clean Plant Network.


Fiscal Year 2018 Announcement

Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has scheduled the fiscal year (FY) 2018 open period for submitting suggestions to implement Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Programs of the 2014 Farm Bill. The FY 2018 open period will last six weeks from July 10, 2017, through August 18, 2017.  There will be $75 million available with at least $5 million going to the National Clean Plant Network (NCPN).  The open period for submitting NCPN project suggestions will be announced separately.  


FY17 Spending Pan

National Clean Plant Network        

The National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) provides high quality asexually propagated plant material free of targeted plant pathogens and pests to protect the environment and ensure the global competitiveness of specialty crop producers.  In FY2018, APHIS has $5,000,000 in Farm Bill Section 10007 funds to support NCPN clean plant projects nationally.

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has scheduled the fiscal year (FY) 2018 open period for submitting proposals to implement the National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) program of the 2014 Farm Bill.  The FY 2018 open period for submitting NCPN proposals will last for 12 weeks from July 17, 2017 through October 6, 2017.


FY17 NCPN Spending Plan


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