Agriculture-sniffing dogs help safeguard nation's crops

11/1/2011 | Lodi News-Sentinel (Calif.)

Agriculture-sniffing dogs that operate for USDA identify parcels from around the world that contain plant matter that could harbor pests that threaten the nation's fruits and vegetables. An individual dog may examine up to 5,000 packages in just one day, and in 2009 alone, the dogs identified roughly 39,000 packages with potentially harmful contents.

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