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Farm Bill Section 10007 Result Highlights

Under Farm Bill Section 10007, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service offers funding for projects that protect plant health in the United States. Cooperators across the country put innovative ideas into action with Farm Bill funds to meet and overcome the extraordinary challenges we face today in safeguarding U.S. agriculture and the environment from harmful pests. This work is critical to the USDA mission on many fronts: keeping U.S. plants healthy, advancing science, promoting safe agricultural trade, enhancing the marketability of our country’s products, and ultimately, making sure American agriculture and natural resources thrive.

Strategic Goal Area Project Highlights

National surveys guide research on improving honey bee health and increasing bee populations.


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


With their keen sense of smell, dogs can detect hidden agricultural products at an accuracy rate of more than 90 percent.




A new diagnostic tool helps frontline field personnel accurately detect harmful plant pathogens in 60 seconds or less, allowing for a more rapid response.

A new nursery certification approach ensures cleaner plants and easier interstate commerce.


Public schools are using the Citizen Scientist program curricula as part of new State middle school science standards.


Swift, coordinated response to a new pest threat protects grapes, apples, and stone fruits and more than 70 types of ornamental and woody trees.


The NCPN protects U.S. specialty crops from harmful plant pests and diseases and ensures the global competitiveness of U.S. producers through high standards for clean plant programs.


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