USDA QUARANTINES ADDITIONAL AREAS FOR IMPORTED FIRE ANT
November 2, 2009
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has issued a federal order that quarantines, effective immediately, additional areas for imported fire ant (IFA). This action is in response to new detections in portions of Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. All interstate movement of IFA regulated articles from the listed areas must be done in accordance with Plant Protection Act regulations. The areas quarantined to contain the spread of IFA are designated in the federal regulations and in the federal orders. You may view the federal orders by visiting http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/plant_pest_info/
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