Newsroom Archive - 2011

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News 2011
December
USDA Announces Biotechnology Regulatory Actions
November
USDA Announces Advancements in Massachusetts Eradication Efforts Against Asian Longhorned Beetle Infestation
APHIS Unveils Customer-Driven Improvements and Solutions - Changes Could Achieve Reductions in Processing Times Ranging from 20 to 76 Percent
USDA Announces Start of Tree Removal Efforts in Ohio Due to Asian Longhorned Beetle Infestation
USDA Announces Improvements to Genetically Engineered Petition Process
October
USDA Upgrades Minnesota's Bovine Tuberculosis Status Lessening Restrictions on Movement of Cattle and Bison
USDA Seeks Comment on Amendments Establishing a Controlled Import Permit for the Importation of Restricted Plant Material
USDA Begins Survey Effort to Determine Eradication of Asian Longhorned Beetle - in New Jersey
USDA Announces Determination of Nonregulated Status for Insect Resistant Soybean
USDA Seeks Public Comment on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Roundup Ready Sugar Beets
USDA Upgrades - New Mexico's Bovine Tuberculosis Status Lessening Restrictions on Movement of Cattle and Bison
USDA to Hold Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health Meeting
USDA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule on Traceability
USDA Announces Determination of Nonregulated Status for Pest-Resistant Cotton
September
USDA Announces Determination of Nonregulated Status for Altered Colored Roses
USDA Announces Determination of Nonregulated Status for Pest-Resistant Cotton 
USDA Announces Public Meeting on Traceability for Livestock Moving Interstate and the Bovine Tuberculosis Program
USDA Upgrades Michigan's Bovine Tuberculosis Status Lessening Restrictions on Movement of Cattle and Bison
August
USDA Begins Survey Effort to Determine Eradication of Asian Longhorned Beetle in New York County
July
USDA Reopens Comment Period for Draft Environmental Assessment for Drought Tolerant Corn
USDA Responds to Regulation Requests Regarding Kentucky Bluegrass
June
USDA Seeks Public Comment on Draft Environmental Assessment for Genetically Engineered Soybean
USDA Announces Decision to Deregulate Genetically Engineered Corn Seed
USDA Seeks Public Comment on Draft Environmental Assessment for Soybean Genetically Engineered for Insect Resistance
Area Residents Are Encouraged to Report Any Signs of ALB And to Avoid Moving Firewood 
USDA Urges Residents to be on the Lookout for the Asian Longhorned Beetle
USDA Seeks Public Comment on Draft Environmental Assessment for Cotton Genetically Engineered for Insect Resistance and Herbicide Tolerance
May
USDA Distributes Oral Rabies Vaccine in Florida
USDA Proposes to Require Horse Industry Organizations to Follow Minimum Penalty Protocol
USDA Holds Bovine Tuberculosis and Brucellosis Regulatory Working Group - Public Meetings
Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health to Hold Two Public Meetings
April
USDA Distributes Oral Rabies Vaccine in Massachusetts and Ohio
USDA Launches National Environmental Policy Act Pilot Project
USDA Treats Trees in Suffolk County, Mass, Against Asian Longhorned Beetle
March
USDA Launches New Asian Longhorned Beetle Science Curriculum
USDA Treats Worcester County, Mass, Trees Against Asian Longhorned Beetle
USDA Treats New York Trees against Asian Longhorned Beetle
February
USDA Announces Decision to Deregulate Genetically Engineered Corn 
USDA Announces Partial Deregulation for Roundup Ready Sugar Beets
USDA Extends Comment Period on Revisions to Testing and Certification Requirements for the National Brucellosis Program
USDA Announces Additional Funding to Control European Grapevine Moth in California
January
USDA to Hold Secretary's Advisory Committee Meeting on Animal Health