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Moving Baled Hay From Areas Under Quarantine for Imported Fire Ant

‘Moving Baled Hay From Areas Under Quarantine for Imported Fire Ant’ is the title of a new factsheet issued by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) which contains “… useful information for farmers, ranchers, hay growers, and suppliers, especially those who are responding to recent wildfires in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas and are seeking critical feed sources for livestock. Its goal is to help support commerce and the movement of hay, while guarding against the further spread of the imported fire ant …”

Web site: Source: April 10, 2017 USDA APHIS Stakeholder Registry Bulletin, titled “New Q&A Available for Buyers, Sellers, and Producers of Baled Hay”, posted at
http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAAPHIS/bulletins/19364a1

The USDA APHIS factsheet, titled “Questions and Answers: Moving Baled Hay From Areas Under Quarantine for Imported Fire Ant”, is posted at
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant-health/baled-hay

Additional information about Imported Fire Ants is available at
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant-health/ifa

Contact: Questions about Imported Fire Ants may be directed to Richard N. Johnson who is a National Policy Manager with the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service at 301 851 2109; e-mail: Richard.N.Johnson@APHIS.USDA.gov

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