Selected "In the News" items previously
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Millions of Cut Flowers for Valentine's Day (Feb
12, 2013) DHS.
Customs and Border Protection.
As Valentine's Day quickly approaches U.S. Customs
and Border Protection (CBP)
diligently inspects shipments of imported cut flowers to prevent the spread of
insects or pests that may damage national and local agriculture.
Synthesize Literature on Climate Change Effects and Adaptation
Strategies for U.S. Agriculture
and Forests (Feb 5, 2013) USDA.
released a comprehensive syntheses of the scientific
literature on climate change effects and adaptation
strategies for U.S. agriculture
and forests. Scientists from the Federal service, universities,
non-governmental organizations, industry, tribal lands
and the private sector contributed to the national
stakeholder workshops and the peer-reviewed studies.
The reports evaluate current conditions and look ahead
to the next 25 to 100 years and the potential consequences
of climate change.