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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Contact Information

1400 Independence Avenue SW - Stop 3401
Room 312-E, Jamie L. Whitten Bldg.

Washington, DC 20250-3401

202-720-2511 (Voice)

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The purpose of this agency is to provide leadership in ensuring the health and care of animals and plants, improving agricultural productivity and competitiveness, and contributing to the national economy and the public health. Some of APHIS' activities include guarding U.S. borders against foreign agricultural pests and diseases. The USDA Beagle Brigade helps find prohibited agricultural materials carried by international travelers and search for and monitor agricultural diseases and pests.



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Date Entered: 3/19/2001
Date Edited: 2/20/2013
Date Revised: 8/6/2007 6:48:19 PM
Health Referral Number: HR3461
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