APHIS makes collaborative approach work

APHIS partnerships with state and local level help quickly eradicate pests and diseases.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) tends to approach its regulatory efforts differently from many agencies, according to APHIS administrator Kevin Shea. Rather than a top-down approach, he said success comes with great collaboration between industry and states.

“We believe agriculture needs to be profitable if it's going to contribute to American life and food security. We want to make sure the cure isn't worse than the pest or

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