"Pre-Harvest Security Guidelines and Checklist 2006" is the title of a USDA guide to help ag producers enhance security at the farm level. The compilation of practical measures is designed to help protect against natural disasters, as well as unintentional or intentional introduction of plant or animal diseases.

USDA's local Farm Service Agency Service Centers are distributing the guide. For more info on USDA's homeland security efforts, go to www.usda.gov/homelandsecurity.
-- Joe Roybal