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Posts tagged: Lori Witham

Preventing Smuggling, Protecting American Agriculture

SITC Officer on the Job: SITC works to detect and prevent the unlawful entry and distribution of prohibited products that may harbor exotic plant and animal pests, diseases or invasive species.SITC Officer on the Job: SITC works to detect and prevent the unlawful entry and distribution of prohibited products that may harbor exotic plant and animal pests, diseases or invasive species.

SITC Officer on the Job: SITC works to detect and prevent the unlawful entry and distribution of prohibited products that may harbor exotic plant and animal pests, diseases or invasive species.

USDA’s Smuggling Interdiction and Trade Compliance (SITC), a program with USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), is in its tenth year of protecting American agriculture from invasive pests and diseases. Some of SITC’s efforts toward this goal include identifying and closing routes of illegal products originating in foreign countries and products from pest and disease quarantine areas of the U.S. Read more »