The Farm Bill—H.R. 6124 Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008—became law in June 2008. Section 10201 (“Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention”) directs the Secretary of Agriculture to make available Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) funds for early plant pest detection and surveillance, for threat identification and mitigation of plant pests and diseases, and for technical assistance in the development and implementation of audit-based certification systems and nursery plant pest risk management systems.
The strategies, goals, actions, timelines, and funding objectives to implement Section 10201 are the subject of this website. Each year, APHIS engages stakeholders in implementing a risk-based approach to disburse funds and initiate or continue projects that help us achieve the goals of Section 10201. Implementation activities require an unprecedented level of communication and cooperation from all stakeholders involved in the efforts to safeguard and protect the U.S. plant and agricultural health. The USDA partners with States, industry, the public, and our peer and sister agencies to meet this challenge.
The implementation plan defines the following key strategies - organized into six major goal areas - to integrate and coordinate plant pest and disease management and disaster prevention activities that will be funded under Section 10201:
Last Modified: March 15, 2013