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Aphis

[′ā·fəs]
(invertebrate zoology)
A genus of aphid, the type genus of the family Aphididae.
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The mission of APHIS is to protect the value and health of American agriculture and its associated natural resources.
House Ag Committee Chairman Larry Combest (R-TX) said: "It is important to note that APHIS has a much more complex mission.
Requiring protocols from producers specifying procedures for seed cleaning and drying to be submitted to APHIS for approval; and
To open the path for transatlantic trade in true haggis, APHIS would need to change two of its rules, and only one is currently being reviewed.
The Grasshopper IPM User Handbook (USDA, APHIS Technical Bulletin No.
Lab workers using an extruder can turn out more meals for insects in a shorter time than if they used today's kettle-and-tray process, according to Ernest Miller, an APHIS entomologist at Phoenix.
Cindy Smith, deputy administrator for biotechnology regulatory services, said that APHIS participated in interagency discussions on the matter, which included the White House, Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency to consider the impacts of scientific advances in the field of biotechnology.
The newly revised regulations will give APHIS needed flexibility to act quickly when it detects a potentially invasive plant or pest that is poised to enter the country and cause economic or environmental damage.
Additional information on EGVM is available from APHIS at http://www.
Under the revised proposal regarding APHIS, some of the programs that would remain at USDA include those aimed at protecting livestock from predators; eradicating boll weevil, fruit flies, and brucellosis; controlling rabies in wildlife; and negotiating with foreign countries on technical requirements for U.
APHIS serves to facilitate safe international trade and regulate the import and export of animals, animal products and biologicals and issuance of import permits.