Veterinary Services has developed five-year business plans to outline the priorities, objectives, strategies, and field activities for each of the animal commodity groups in the VS budget line items: cattle, avian, swine, aquaculture, sheep and goat, equine, and cervid health. The plans will be an important tool for guiding VS’ use of congressional appropriations for each line item and for strategically planning the future needs of each commodity.
The plans encompass disease programs as well as one health, emergency preparedness, comprehensive surveillance, and other emerging issues. VS has solicited input from stakeholders and is making the plans more widely available for public comment.
The plans will be reviewed and updated annually. If you would like your comments considered for the March 2015 update, please submit to VS.SPRS.Feedback@aphis.usda.gov by November 1, 2014.