According to the UDSA, approximately 11% of the U.S. workforce is employed in production agriculture or in an occupation directly related to the agricultural industry, but the whole population 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.

In this section


Agrosecurity and Agroterrorism

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

Food Supply Contamination

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

Manure Spill Response and Recovery

Resources to assist farmers in the event of a manure spill and prevention information and tools.