On April 2, 1972, USDA created the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to bring together several functions focused on protecting the health and welfare of the Nation’s animals and plants. While both APHIS and the world have changed a lot over the past half decade years, the agency’s key mission remains the same today: safeguarding the health of American agriculture and natural resources.
We invite you to join us as we mark our 50th anniversary.
|5/16/22||History Highlight: APHIS Battles Mediterranean Fruit Fly|
|5/10/22||History Highlight: APHIS Supports the Fight Against African Swine Fever|
|5/3/22||History Highlight: Improving Care for Laboratory Animals|
|4/26/22||History Highlight: APHIS Begins Overseeing Ag Biotech|
|4/18/22||History Highlight: APHIS Launches Large-Scale Boll Weevil Eradication Program|