News from usda aphis A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics/government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle.

Latest

Aug 04, 2014, 07:03 ET The Best Protection for Trees? You. August is Tree Check Month.

A devastating invasive pest with no known natural predators threatens recreational areas, forests, and suburban and urban shade trees. Once a tree is ...


Jul 30, 2014, 06:30 ET August Is Tree Check Month. A Devastating Pest Could Change the Way You View the Great Outdoors

It is potentially a nightmare environmental and economic scenario. A devastating invasive pest with no known natural predators threatens recreational ...


May 12, 2014, 11:00 ET USDA Declares A Boston, Massachusetts Area Free Of The Asian Longhorned Beetle

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced that Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) has ...


Jul 29, 2013, 10:00 ET Got 10 Minutes to Spare? Help Save Countless Trees from a Cruel Fate

The backyard barbecue. A hike in the woods. Camping or fishing in the wilderness. Even a stroll in the neighborhood. These are all activities that...


May 14, 2013, 01:41 ET Manhattan And Staten Island, N.Y. Declared Free Of The Asian Longhorned Beetle

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced that the New York City boroughs of...


Mar 14, 2013, 11:00 ET New Jersey Declares Itself Free From Devastating Tree-Killing Pest

Federal and state agriculture officials today delivered some welcome news for New Jersey residents in the state's long running battle against the...


Aug 30, 2012, 07:00 ET Don't Let the Weekend Getaway Include an Uninvited Pest

As the summer traveling season draws to a close, millions of Americans will hit the road for a final family vacation before the kids head back to...


Jul 31, 2012, 06:00 ET USDA Urges the Public to Report Asian Longhorned Beetle Sightings

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is asking the public to be on the lookout for the Asian...


Jul 02, 2012, 01:48 ET Don't Let the Emerald Ash Borer Hitch a Ride for the Holiday Weekend

Over 35 million Americans will travel by automobile for the July 4th holiday, according to AAA estimates. Since most will travel more than 50 miles...