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5 October 2013

Contact: Stephen M. Apatow
Founder, Director of Research & Development
Humanitarian Resource Institute (UN:NGO:DESA)
Humanitarian University Consortium Graduate Studies
Center for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine & Law
Phone: 203-668-0282
Email: s.m.apatow@humanitarian.net
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 2,181,000 farms - The danger in shutting down national security

As of October 1 at 12:01 a.m., hundreds of thousands of national security personnel that are not on duty, including as many as 400,000 Defense Department civilian personnel were told not to come to work. According to the Pentagon’s own guidance, this includes all intelligence activities not in direct support of excepted activities. -- The danger in shutting down national security: Reuters, 3 October 2013.

At the Ready has ventured off the beaten path to shed light on a type of emergency that responders do not often talk about; and one in which responders are probably less frequently trained. In 2007, there were 922,095,840 (1) acres of farmland in the United States; nearly 41 percent of total land area. In 2011, there were 2,181,000 farms spread throughout every state in the union. That averages 43,620 farms per state. Chances are pretty good that at some point in your career you will be called upon to respond to an emergency of some kind on a farm. -- Emergency Down on the Farm: At The Ready Magazine, October 2013 Issue.

Agricultural security in the United States - Implementing our contingency plans to protect 2,181,000 farms spread throughout every state in the union. -- Agricultural Security and Emergency Preparedness: Protecting One of America's Critical Infrastructures: Reference Paper for Agricultural Security: U.S. Medicine Institute for Health Studies Forum "Food, Air, Water, and Terrorism: Assessing the Risk," sponsored by the Department of Defense, Global Emerging Infections System and Annapolis Center. 29 January 2002.

Assessing 10 years of progress:
more deadly to North American bird species than to species in Africa, the Middle East and Europe, where the virus is normally found10,791,000 animals culled, 10,472 premises depopulated, $20 billion economic impact):
  • DNA-based Detection Technologies (Powerpoint): Stephen M.Apatow, Humanitarian University Consortium Graduate Studies Center for Medicine,  The Future of Biodetection Systems Workshop: Los Alamos National Laboratory, September 26 & 27 2006.

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Stephen M. Apatow
H-II OPSEC Defense & Security Consulting
Crisis Response and Humanitarian Operations
Director of Research and Development
Humanitarian Resource Institute (UN:NGO:DESA)
Humanitarian University Consortium  Graduate Studies
Center for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine & Law
Telephone: 203-668-0282 
Email: s.m.apatow@H-II.org
Internet: www.H-II.org
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