APHIS is accepting suggestions to implement Section 10201 ("Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention") of the 2008 Farm Bill for fiscal year 2013. Section 10201 of the 2008 Farm Bill authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to make available Commodity Credit Corporation funds for early plant pest detection and surveillance, threat identification and mitigation of plant pests and diseases, and technical assistance in the development and implementation of audit-based certification systems and nursery plant pest risk management systems. APHIS will accept suggestions for FY 2013 projects from Nov 12 - Dec 12, 2012 11:59 pm EST (extended from Dec 7 and Dec 10). Webinar help sessions are available during the open period.
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