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Disaster Training Important as Ever

Great concerns are present for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), as well as catastrophic natural disasters. Tracey Stevens led the Moorefield courses which allowed for broad discussions, information sharing, strategic planning and simulation planning with table top exercises and group discussions. The regional conference was an opportunity for statewide leadership to meet and discuss the agriculture and food animal planning for the state and individual jurisdictions.

Protecting our Food and Agriculture

Finding real world solutions to issues facing Sweden and the U.S. from threats of agroterrorism is the driving force behind the WIFSS-Sweden partnership. A three-member delegation of Swedish government officials met with WIFSS personnel in April as part of an ongoing collaboration to better understand the dangers and vulnerability of antagonistic threats to food and agriculture.