Federal and State Contacts and Resources


Federal Agencies

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Preparedness, Response and Recovery, DHS

Website containing information on how to get help from various U.S. government agencies before, during and after a disaster.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

State Contacts

Multi-State Partnership for Security in Agriculture

The Multi-State Partnership for Security in Agriculture (MSP) - a multi-state consortium – has developed various risk-communication materials, agricultural emergency planning templates and exercises for crop, livestock and food emergencies, business continuity strategies to ensure the future viability of agriculture during and after emergencies, and state-to-state networking to ensure efficient and effective responses to any agricultural emergency (both natural and man-made).  

Cooperative Extension - Midwest Region