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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Unsolicited Seeds Guidance

    USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is aware that people across the country have received suspicious, unsolicited packages of seed that appear to be coming from China. We are working closely with the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection, other federal agencies, and State departments of agriculture to investigate the situation.

  • Premises Identification Numbers (PIN) or Location Identifier (LID)

    A PIN or LID is a unique code that is permanently assigned to a single physical location and is required to purchase official animal identification tags. Each State administers PIN or LID registration. Learn more.

  • International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020

    The United Nations declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). Please join us in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and help protect the world’s crops, forests, gardens, and landscapes against invasive pests.
  • African Swine Fever

    African swine fever is a highly contagious and deadly viral disease affecting both domestic and wild pigs of all ages. ASF is not a threat to human health and cannot be transmitted from pigs to humans. It is not a food safety issue.  Learn More.

  • Feral Swine

    Feral swine (Sus scrofa) are a rapidly expanding invasive species in the United States damaging agriculture, natural resources, property, cultural sites, and are a disease risk to people, pets, and livestock. Manage the damage and stop feral swine!

  • International Pet Travel - Everything You Need to Know.

    Are you travelling to or from another country and bringing along Fluffy or Fido?  You’ll need to meet the animal health requirements of the country you are visiting.  Learn more about Pet Travel.

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