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    When Did Humans Domesticate the Horse?

    Only recently have scientists discovered exactly when and where the animal went from wild to tame. Amber Dance, Knowable Magazine They say dogs are man’s best friend, but horses could also claim that title. Horses gave us a way to transport people and goods — literal horsepower. They changed...
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    How to Start Seeds at Home with a Gardening Starter Kit

    Starting seeds can maximize your plantings while minimizing your costs. Distribute Peat Pellets Place peat pellets in the individual cells of the seed starter kit and fill each cell with water. If you use warm water the plugs will absorb the water faster. Drop in Seeds Use a pencil or...
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    7 Expert Gardening Tips for New Vegetable Gardeners

    Get the best results in your vegetable garden when you dig in with expert gardening tips. Growing a garden isn't difficult. It's like following a recipe the first time you bake a cake: paying attention to the basics gives the best results. Make sure your soil, seeds and surroundings are ideal...
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    Grif's Western Inc

    Rustic Western store sells a range of boots, riding apparel, saddles & feed in a barn like structure. Grifs Western is the largest genuine western store in South Florida with thousands and thousands of boots, jackets, jeans, shirts, blouses, hats, belts, buckles, jewelry, saddles, tack, feed...
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    Biosecurity for Sheep and Goat Producers

    Biosecurity is a series of management practices designed to prevent the introduction, delivery, and spread of disease pathogens that can harm or adversely affect livestock, crops, environments, and people. These practices may also help eliminate or control diseases already existing on the...
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    2018 Farm Bill Section 12101: Animal Disease Prevention and Management

    Section 12101 of the 2018 Farm Bill established a three-part program to help APHIS support animal disease prevention and management. The bill included funding to create two new programs: the National Animal Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank and the National Animal Disease Preparedness...
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    U.S. Fresh Potatoes Begin Export To Mexico

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and Mexico’s national plant protection organization (SENASICA) announce that the United States has begun exporting potatoes beyond the 26-kilometer border zone that previously marked the limit of their...
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    On Earth Day, USDA Invests $54 Million in Critical Infrastructure to Combat Climate Change Across Rural North Carolina

    RALEIGH, N.C., April 22, 2022 – In honor of Earth Day 2022, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $54 million in rural North Carolina. These investments will strengthen the health and livelihoods of people living in rural...
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    Feral Swine Identification

    Feral swine often look very similar to domestic hogs, but are generally thinner with thicker hides of coarse bristly hair and longer tusks. Because of their extensive crossbreeding, feral swine vary in color and coat pattern, including combinations of white, black, brown, and red. Piglets are...
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    Feral Swine in America Short Video Series

    What are Feral Swine Feral swine are the same species, Sus scrofa, as pigs that are found on farms. Feral swine are descendants of escaped or released pigs. Feral swine are called by many names including; wild boar, wild hog, razorback, piney woods rooter, and Russian or Eurasian boar. No matter...
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    Stop African Swine Fever [MEDIA]

    Stop African Swine Fever
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    USDA Interactive Maps

    As an animal and plant health agency, geographic information systems (GIS) are critical to our work. We survey for pests and diseases, set quarantine boundaries, and track wildlife hazards, among other tasks that require spatial awareness. We use GIS to visualize, analyze, and interpret data...
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    APHIS Seeks Public Comment on Draft Pest Risk Assessment for the Importation of Peach (Prunus persica) Live Dormant Stem Cuttings from Spain

    APHIS Seeks Public Comment on Draft Pest Risk Assessment for the Importation of Peach (Prunus persica) Live Dormant Stem Cuttings from Spain into the Continental United States. Published: Apr 20, 2022 The government of Spain has requested USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service...
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    APHIS Extends Public Comment Period for Proposed Animal Welfare Regulations for Birds

    Published: Apr 21, 2022 WASHINGTON, April 21, 2022 - The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is extending the comment period on a proposal to establish animal welfare regulations for birds, to allow the public an additional 30 days...
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    Assisting U.S. Farmers and Exporters: Phytosanitary Certificate Issuance and Tracking System Phytosanitary Certification – PCIT

    Assisting U.S. Farmers and Exporters: APHIS assists American farmers and exporters by providing plant health inspection and certification for plants and plant products being shipped to foreign countries. Required by importing countries, these plant health certificates ensure that products are...
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    Asian Giant Hornet: Facts

    The Asian giant hornet (AGH) is a social wasp species. Its native range extends from northern India to East Asia. This pest was first reported in the Vancouver Island area of Canada in August 2019 and has since been detected in the far northwest corner of Washington State. Asian Giant Hornet...
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    Colorado luxury ranch worth $20M hitting the auction block bidding starts at $0

    Spanning nearly 200 acres in the heart of Durango, Colorado, Ute Junction Ranch is an elegant estate sited at the base of the majestic La Plata Mountain range. Just ten minutes’ drive from historic downtown Durango, the ranch offers amenities rare in the region including paved access, a range...
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    A Ranch The Size Of Denver Listed For Sale 120,000 acre Elk Mountain Cattle Ranch For $26,500,000

    Elk Mountain Cattle Ranch The Elk Mountain Cattle Ranch consists of approximately 120,000 total acres of which approximately 30,000 are deeded and approximately 90,000 are leased. The ranch falls entirely within Colorado's three largest intermontane grassland basins. "South Park" consists of...
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    APHIS Establishes a New Mexican Fruit Fly (Anastrepha ludens) Quarantine in Zapata, Zapata County, Texas and Expands the Quarantine Areas

    APHIS Establishes a New Mexican Fruit Fly (Anastrepha ludens) Quarantine in Zapata, Zapata County, Texas and Expands the Quarantine Areas in Cameron and Hidalgo Counties. Published: Apr 6, 2022 To: State and Territory Agricultural Regulatory Officials On March 22, 2022, the USDA’s Animal and...

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