Agricultural Emergencies & Disasters
Agriculture and the Wisconsin Homeland Security Strategy
In 2003 Governor Jim Doyle created the Wisconsin Homeland Security Council (Council) to coordinate the state’s homeland security efforts including the development and implementation of the Wisconsin Homeland Security Strategy. The Council consists of eight members each representing a different agency, one of which is the Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (DATCP). Because agriculture is a $59 billion industry in Wisconsin, protecting our economy and our food supply are an important component of the Wisconsin Homeland Security Strategy.
Resources for information on Wisconsin Homeland Security and Wisconsin Emergency Management:
- Wisconsin State Preparedness Report
An account of Wisconsin’s achievements in Homeland Security and disaster preparedness over the past three years as well as plan outlining new and continuing initiatives throughout the next three years.
- Homeland Security Council
Information for Wisconsin citizens about the homeland security and disaster preparedness efforts of federal, state, local, and volunteer agencies.
- Office of Justice Assistance (OJA)
Information on federal justice and homeland security grants including special programs and initiatives, current funding opportunities, publications, and grant applications.
- Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM)
As the lead emergency management agency within the State, WEM coordinates preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts with local, state, tribal and federal agencies, as well as the volunteer and private sector.
- HSPD 9
HSPD 9 establishes a national policy to defend the agriculture and food system against terrorist attacks, major disasters, and other emergencies.