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Agrosecurity & Agroterrorism
Resources to assist producers and those who work with them to better manage agrosecurity risks including invasive plants and insects and terrorism threats.

Crop Insurance and Disaster Resilience
Crop insurance protects the policy holder against either yield or revenue losses that are the result of specific weather-related or other natural events.

Food Supply Contamination
Programs and resources to help improve the safety of our food supply.

Manure Spill Response & Recovery
Provides resources to assist farmers in the event of a manure spill and prevention information and tools.

Agriculture Emergency Situation Reporting
Form for submitting information for situation awareness, reporting, and for immediate needs assistance during local and State disaster response.

New!! Prevent Bird Flu in NYS!

News Release


Protect Your Flock – brochure
A deadly new strain of bird flu is in the US. Protect your birds.

Approximately 18% of our nation’s workforce is employed in production agriculture or in an occupation directly related to the agricultural industry, but everyone consumes food and uses products made from fibers grown in the U.S. So keeping our nation’s food and fiber supply safe remains an important priority for all citizens.

Homeland Security Presidential Directive 9 (HSPD-9): Defense of U.S. Agriculture and Food recognizes agriculture as part of the critical infrastructure of the nation and establishes a policy to defend the food and fiber system against terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies.

Online Resources

NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets
Safeguarding the food supply in NYS while fostering environmental stewardship and promoting a viable agricultural industry.

Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
Responding to agricultural emergencies.

Disaster and Defense Preparedness for Production Agriculture

Good Agriculture Practices (GAPs)
Program to assist growers in reducing microbial risks in fruits and vegetables.

Iowa State Center for Food Security & Public Health
Resources on public health and animal disease issues.