USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service sent this bulletin at 08/21/2019 02:00 PM EDT
On any given day, you may receive a stakeholder announcement, program update or other information about APHIS programs and services. These updates are important because they give you a sense of the day-to-day work of our Agency, but it’s just as vital for us to take a step back and really look at how what we do ensures American agriculture is healthy and profitable.
That’s why I am happy to announce the first-ever APHIS Impact Report. This short and easy-to-read document highlights the key results of the agency’s work in 2018 by the numbers. Things like the 100% eradication of pink bollworm, more than 200 markets opened/expanded/retained for U.S. agricultural products, a $50 million net savings from 7 deregulatory market access proposed rules, among many others.
I hope you will take a few minutes to check out the APHIS 2018 Impact Report, which truly illustrates our commitment to protecting the health and value of America’s agriculture and natural resources. We plan to do an APHIS Impact Report yearly going forward.
USDA touches the lives of all Americans each day in so many positive ways. In the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA is transforming America’s food system with a greater focus on more resilient local and regional food production, fairer markets for all producers, ensuring access to safe, healthy and nutritious food in all communities, building new markets and streams of income for farmers and producers using climate smart food and forestry practices, making historic investments in infrastructure and clean energy capabilities in rural America, and committing to equity across the Department by removing systemic barriers and building a workforce more representative of America. To learn more, visit www.usda.gov.