Newsroom Archive - 2008

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December
FDA, EPA and USDA Conclude That Accidental Release of Genetically Engineered Cotton Poses No Safety Risk to Humans or Animals
USDA SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON DEREGULATION OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORN
November
USDA SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON DEREGULATION OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORN
USDA TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS ON BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS PROGRAM
October
USDA REQUIRES TREATMENT FOR ALL FIREWOOD FROM CANADA TO PROTECT AGAINST INVASIVE SPECIES
USDA SEEKS COMMENTS ON PROPOSED CONTINGENCY PLAN REQUIREMENT FOR ANIMALS REGULATED UNDER THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT
USDA AND CDC SIGN NORTH AMERICAN RABIES MANAGEMENT PLAN WITH CANADA AND MEXICO
USDA SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED RULE FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY REGULATIONS
APHIS IMPLEMENTS NEW ELECTRONIC SYSTEM TO ENHANCE COMPLIANCE WITH BIOTECHNOLOGY REGULATIONS
September
USDA RELEASES OFFICIAL ANIMAL DISEASE TRACEABILITY BUSINESS PLAN
USDA REQUESTS INFORMATION ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ANIMALS
USDA ANNOUNCES ASIAN LONGHORNED BEETLE SURVEY IN MASSACHUSETTS
USDA ESTABLISHES LIVE FISH IMPORT AND INTERSTATE MOVEMENT REGULATIONS TO PREVENT SPREAD OF VIRAL HEMORRHAGIC SEPTICEMIA
USDA CHANGES MONTANA'S CLASS FREE BRUCELLOSIS STATUS
USDA CHANGES NEW MEXICO 'S BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS STATUS
July
APHIS Releases
MARILYN HOLLAND NAMED APHIS CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
USDA ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF SITE -SPECIFIC ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT ON THE INTERSTATE MOVEMENT OF SOLID WASTE FROM HAWAII
USDA Seeks Comments on Environmental Assessment on Proposed Biological Control Program for Sirex Woodwasp
USDA SEEKS COMMENT ON PROPOSAL TO ALLOW PORK RINDS FROM REGIONS WITH SWINE DISEASE INTO THE UNITED STATES
USDA EXPANDS CITRUS GREENING AND ASIAN CITRUS PSYLLID QUARANTINE TO PORTIONS OF LOUISIANA
June
USDA EXTENDS COMMENT PERIOD ON PROPOSAL TO RELIEVE CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS ON THE MOVEMENT OF HASS AVOCADOS
USDA SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON DEREGULATION OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED COTTON
USDA TO HOLD NATIONAL WILDLIFE SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
CHRISTINE ZAKARKA NAMED DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR OF POLICY AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
USDA PROPOSES TO IMPLEMENT RISK-BASED PROCESS FOR CERTAIN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FROM HAWAII AND U.S. TERRITORIES
USDA RECOGNIZES PEST-FREE AREAS IN BRAZIL USING STREAMLINED PROCESS
STATEMENT BY APHIS ADMINISTRATOR ON UPDATED ERADICATION PLAN FOR LIGHT BROWN APPLE MOTH
APHIS Releases
USDA APPOINTS NATIONAL WILDLIFE SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS
USDA PROPOSES TO ADJUST USER FEES FOR VETERINARY IMPORT AND EXPORT RELATED SERVICES
USDA TO ALLOW IMPORTATION OF NONCOMPETITIVE ENTERTAINMENT HORSES FROM COUNTRIES WITH CONTAGIOUS EQUINE METRITIS
May
USDA CHANGES DOMESTIC QUARANTINE REGULATIONS REGARDING EXOTIC NEWCASTLE DISEASE
USDA PROPOSES TO AMEND ANIMAL TRANSPORT REGULATIONS TO INCLUDE MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL COVERED ANIMALS
USDA PROPOSES TO ALLOW THE IMPORTATION OF ZAMBIAN BABY SQUASH AND BABY ZUCCHINI
USDA ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF PEST RISK ANALYSIS FOR THE IMPORTATION OF DRAGON FRUIT FROM VIETNAM
USDA PROPOSES TO AMEND NATIONAL POULTRY IMPROVEMENT PLAN
USDA AND COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS DEVELOP FIRST LIVE TEST FOR CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE IN ELK
USDA PROPOSES TO ALLOW THE IMPORTATION OF TOMATOES FROM SOUSS-MASSA IN MOROCCO
USDA ANNOUNCES DIRECTOR FOR WILDLIFE SERVICES NATIONAL WILDLIFE RESEARCH CENTER
APHIS Press Releases - May 2008
USDA NAMES BERGER AS DIRECTOR OF ITS CENTER FOR PLANT HEALTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
USDA TO ALLOW THE INTERSTATE MOVEMENT OF SEVEN FRUITS FROM HAWAII TO THE MAINLAND
USDA SEEKS COMMENT ON PROPOSAL TO RECOGNIZE PANAMA AS FREE OF SCREWWORM
April
USDA ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF RISK ASSESSMENTS ON THE ANIMAL HEALTH STATUS OF DENMARK AND FRANCE
USDA TO HOLD NATIONAL POULTRY IMPROVEMENT PLAN GENERAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE MEETING IN MAINE
USDA ALLOWS BLUEBERRIES FROM GUATEMALA UNDER STREAMLINED PROCESS
APHIS Releases
USDA PROPOSES TO RELIEVE CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS ON THE MOVEMENT OF HASS AVOCADOS
USDA TO ALLOW IMPORTS OF PORK AND PORK PRODUCTS PROCESSED IN REGIONS WITH CLASSICAL SWINE FEVER
STATEMENT BY CHIEF VETERINARY MEDICAL OFFICER JOHN CLIFFORD REGARDING - DETECTION OF MALIGNANT CATARRHAL FEVER IN COMMERCIAL CATTLE
USDA AMENDS REGULATIONS REGARDING MINNESOTA_S BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS STATUS
USDA AMENDS ITS VIRAL HEMORRHAGIC SEPTICEMIA FEDERAL ORDER
March
USDA TREATS NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY TREES AGAINST ASIAN LONGHORNED BEETLE
February
USDA, EPA, AND FDA STATEMENT ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORN “EVENT 32”
January
USDA SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ALFALFA
APHIS MAKES KEY MANAGEMENT CHANGES
News 2008