National Plant Board
National Plant Board members work cooperatively with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS), Forest Service (USFS), and Agriculture Research Service (ARS) to prevent the entry of new pests and diseases into the country.
They inspect plants and commodities for export so that required phytosanitary certification can be provided. They also provide consultation from the state perspective by serving on technical and advisory committees established by co-operators. Members all are actively involved in working with groups, industries and the general public as needed, to prevent the development of plant pest problems and to solve those problems which do occur.