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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture - APHIS

Organization URL(s)

www.aphis.usda.gov/
APHIS.Web@usda.gov

Other Contact Information

1400 Independence Avenue SW - Stop 3401 Room 312-E, Jamie L. Whitten Bldg.
Washington, DC 20250-3401
202-720-2511 (Voice)

Description

The purpose of this agency is to provide leadership in ensuring the health and care of animals and plants, improving agricultural productivity and competitiveness, and contributing to the national economy and the public health. Some of APHIS' activities include guarding U.S. borders against foreign agricultural pests and diseases. The USDA Beagle Brigade helps find prohibited agricultural materials carried by international travelers and search for and monitor agricultural diseases and pests.

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Review Date

Sunday, Nov 15, 2009