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Farm Bill 10007 Highlights - Enhance plant pest and disease analysis

The model informs decision making in plant protection programs and helps keep harmful pests out of the United States.

Farm Bill funds helped USDA’s Agricultural Research Service develop a model to identify higher risk points of entry for invasive pests and prevent their introduction. This tool uses U.S. census and foreign travel data to better understand exotic pest movement, optimize surveys for early detection, and support proactive resource planning. USDA has applied the model successfully to citrus programs in Florida and is expanding its use to California and Texas. 



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