Granted the Alaska Division of Forestry $60,000 for biological control of birch leafminer infestation on private lands.
Granted Colorado State Forest Service $1,000,000 for treatments to control mountain pine beetle infestations on non-federal lands within the state.
Granted the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource's Division of Forestry $300,000 to control the spread of oak wilt on private lands within the state.
Granted the Alabama Forestry Commission $1,000,000 to carry out treatments on non-federal lands to help prevent future southern pine beetle outbreaks.
Granted the Oregon Department of Forestry $150,000 for treatments to help eradicate sudden oak death infections in the state.
Granted the Tennessee Dept.
of Agriculture $450,000 for treatments it eradicate an isolated gypsy moth infestation in the state.
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.