Content tagged "agrosecurity:general information"

Farm Security Checklist

Is your farm or ranch protected against everyday crime? How about agroterrorism? The measures to take to protect your land and property from both types of...

Evacuation from a Wildfire: One Farm's Experience

Article by Mary Wilson, Half Creek Farm, Bickleton WAI’ve always felt smugly prepared for whatever disaster might happen on our farm. I spent time organizing...

What Is the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)?

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), established in 1972, is a branch of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The mission of APHIS is...

The History of Crops as an Agroterrorism Target

 Plant systems, the “base” of our food production system, have been targeted by military and other groups several times throughout history.In the year 346...

Food Products: Agroterrorism Target

The direct contamination of food with a biological or chemical agent is a potential threat that concerns both public health and government officials.The...

Animals Are A Potential Agroterrorism Target

Numerous “agroterrorism” activities targeting animals have occurred in the past 100 years, especially during times of war. The first three examples mentioned...

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)

Good agricultural practices (GAPs) and good handling practices (GHPs) encompass general procedures that producers and packers of fresh fruits and vegetables...

Overview of Foodborne Illness

Foodborne Illness occurs when a pathogen is ingested with food and establishes itself in a human host or when a toxigenic pathogen establishes itself in a...

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.