Agricultural Crop Security: Exploring US Federal Readiness and Response Capabilities

Publication Date: September 2021  |  Originally published in Health Security.

The consequences of a large-scale attack on US agricultural crops could have severe implications for food and economic security. Recognition, response, and recovery efforts from such an event would involve local, state, and federal plant health officials in addition to law enforcement. This paper, published in Health Security, describes federal preparedness and response capabilities within USDA and between federal agencies and recommends actions to strengthen federal readiness.

Citation: Mackelprang & Friedman. Health Secur. 2021,19(5):551-559. DOI: 10.1089/hs.2020.0153.

Keywords: agriculture, agroterrorism, security, readiness

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