In the western States, Wildlife Services (WS) conducts traditional predator control programs including Control of coyote, mountain lion, and bear.
An aerial blackbird hazing operation is conducted to protect the sunflower crop.
In the eastern and southern States, WS conducts operations to control beaver, deer, and cormorant damage to aquaculture.
An operational program is under way in the Delta States to reduce wildlife/agriculture conflicts.
Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.