ISDA Statutory Responsibilities & Services


Abandoned Orchards
ISDA works with counties through a Memorandum of Understanding to control and prevent the spread of orchard pests. A county first creates an ordinance and an Orchard Review Board to investigate claims of unkempt orchards. Complaints are investigated and the owner is given help to either control the orchard pests or have a contractor remove the orchard. Orchard Review Boards exist in Canyon, Gem, Payette and washington counties.

State : §22-2019
Ag in the Classroom
AITC provides an integrated agriculture education program for all private and public elementary schools in Idaho. Materials developed from USDA and from commodity groups, farm groups, other states, and the University of Idaho comprise the AITC teacher guide. Teachers are encouraged to include the materials in their curriculum.

Animal Health Emergency Management
State law and rules are in place to enable ISDA to prevent and respond to animal health emergencies or foreign animal diseases. The Idaho Veterinary Emergency Response Team (IVERT) is group of private veterinary practitioners and veterinary technicians trained in animal health emergency management issues. They are trained to help state and federal animal health officials respond to any foreign animal or emergency disease in Idaho.

State: §§25-201 to 238
Federal: Animal Welfare Act

Animal Health and Related Programs - General
ISDA has programs that cover Equine Infectious anemia, interstate grazing, rabies and other diseases transmissible to humans, and general disease investigations.

State: §§25-201 to 238
Federal: Animal Welfare Act

Animal Health Laboratory
This lab provides testing services in support of several Federal-State cooperative disease eradication programs. The largest is the Brucellosis Eradication Program, in which animals that are sold, slaughtered, imported, or exported are required to be tested in a federally certified lab. Another such program is Pseudorabies. The lab also provides training and testing in support of Idaho's Trichomoniasis Program and services to the Fish and Game Wildlife Lab. The lab conducts tests that are required by importing states or countries for a number of diseases such as equine infectious anemia, bovine leukosis, and bluetongue. Diagnostic services are also available to practicing veterinarians.

IDAPA: to .150
Animal Identification
The National Animal Identification System (NAIS) is a state-federal-industry program intended to enable 48-hour trace ability of diseased or exposed animals. The ISDA has received several federal grants to implement the program in Idaho.

State: §25-207B

Animal Import & Export
All animals entering Idaho, with the exception of slaughter cattle and cattle consigned to specifically approved livestock markets, must have a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and/or an Idaho-issued permit. There were 385,063 imports in FY2006. Animals being exported from Idaho must have appropriate export certificates defined by the destination jurisdiction.

State: §§25-201 to 238
Federal: Animal Welfare Act

Animal Welfare
In accordance with state law, the ISDA investigates and takes appropriate action in cases of alleged animal abuse or neglect.

State: §§25-3501 to 3521
Federal: Animal Welfare Act

All of the 130 commercial Aquaculture facilities in Idaho are required to be licensed by the ISDA. Licensing requirements include appropriate construction of dam and water inlets, effluent control facilities, and provision of receipts to purchasers.

State: §§22-4601 to 4605

Artificial Insemination
A license issued by ISDA is required to practice artificial insemination of domestic animals.

State: §§25-801 to 813

Beef Cattle Animal Feed Operations
All Beef Cattle Animal Feeding Operations are required by state law and rule to be inspected to ensure that state and federal environmental regulations are not violated and protect state natural resources including surface and ground water.

State: §§22-4901 to 4910
Federal: Clean Water Act

Bee Inspection (Apiary)
Beehives must be marked, inspected and certified in order to be transported into other states for pollination and honey production. This program also authorizes inspections and control authority to minimize the presence of bee pests and diseases within the state.

State :§§22-2501 to 2513
Big Game Animals - Private Feeding of
A big game (all wild cervidae) private feeding prohibition zone has been established in parts of eastern Idaho including all of Fremont, Teton, Madison, Caribou and Bear Lake counties and parts of Clark, Jefferson and Bonneville counties.

State : §25-207A

Idaho is classified as a Brucellosis Class A state for cattle and Brucellosis Class Free for swine. The Brucellosis Class Free Status for cattle was lowered to Class A in January 2006. Resumption of free status requires heightened surveillance and testing of animals or herds in the state, with emphasis on herds in the high-risk areas. All female cattle in Idaho are required by state law to be vaccinated by a veterinarian to prevent Brucellosis, except those cattle that are consigned directly to slaughter or an approved feedlot.

State: §§25-201 to 238,
§§25-601 to 618
Federal: Animal Welfare Act

CAFO Site Advisory Team
Pursuant to the Site Advisory Team Suitability Determination Act, ISDA's Water Quality Bureau and engineering and technical services staff serve on a site advisory team to provide hydrogeological expertise and assessment to counties who request assistance in siting CAFOs.

State: §67-6529

Cattle Feedlots (CAFOs)
Feedlots that are inspected and approved by ISDA are allowed to feed certain restricted classes of animals for slaughter.

State: §§25-201 to 238,
§§25-601 to 618

Cervidae (Domestic)
All facilities that raise domestic Cervidae (90 facilities) are required to meet facility, animal identification, reporting, disease testing, and movement requirements.

State: §§25-3701 to 3709

The ISDA is charged with safeguarding ground and surface water by requiring those who apply fertilizers or pesticides through any type of irrigation system to be licensed applicators. Chemigators are also required to use specified chemigation equipment for each method of irrigation.

State: §§22-3401 to 3426
Federal: FIFRA, P.L. 104-170

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)
CWD is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (disease of the brain) that affects animals in the cervid family. All domestic cervidae (fallow deer, elk, reindeer) over 16 months of age that are slaughtered at approved or custom establishments in Idaho are required to be tested for CWD. Fallow deer and reindeer that die or are hunted or slaughtered on a domestic cervidae ranch, an American Zoological Association accredited facility or a USDA licensed facility are exempt from testing unless part of an infected herd investigation.

State: §§25-201 to 238,
§§25-3701 to 3709
Federal: Animal Welfare Act

Commodity Dealers
The ISDA sets requirements for individuals who buy at least $10,000 worth of agricultural commodities from an Idaho producer. Requirements include a bond, license, audited financial statements, record keeping and payments into an indemnity fund.

State: §§69-501 to 526
Federal: U.S. Warehouse Act

Commodity Indemnity Fund
This program provides financial protection to producers of agricultural commodities grown in Idaho if licensed commodity dealer or bonded warehouse fails. Producers contribute a percentage of the gross dollar amount due them to the indemnity fund.

State: §§69-501 to 526
Federal: U.S. Warehouse Act

Crop Pests & Diseases- Rules Enacted to Detect, Prevent and Control the Introduction of Various
The purpose of these rules is to help prevent the introduction of new plant pests and diseases into Idaho, and to help Idaho producers meet importing and exporting certification procedures. Programs included rules governing : Hops (Humulus lupulus); Bacterial Diseases of Beans , (PhaseolusSpp.); White Rot Disease of Onion ; Quarantine Rules Pertaining to Apples and Cherries; European Corn Borer; Annual Bluegrass, (Poa annua); Peach Tree Diseases; the Disposal of Cull Onions and Potatoes; Mint Rootstock and Clone Production; Grape Quarantine Planting Stock; the Japanese Beetle (Popilliajaponica) ; Rapeseed Production and Establishment of Rapeseed Districts; Seed Potato Crop Management Areas; Non-native Phytophagous Snails; Anthracnose Disease of Lentil, (Lens culinaris medik); Rough Bluegrass, (Poa trivialis); Karnal Bunt Disease of Wheat, Rye and Triticale; Plum Curculio (Conotrachelusnenuphar); and Ginseng Crop Management for Magic Valley.

State: §§ 22-2001-2023; §22-108(2)

Dairy Farms- Control of Ammonia From
ISDA and DEQ entered into a Memorandum of Understanding that sets forth a working arrangement between the agencies to provide an inspection program to ensure dairy farms, subject to the ammonia rules control and reduce ammonia emissions through Best Management Practices.

IDAPA: through 764

Dairy Laboratory
The dairy laboratory collects and conducts tests on dairy products for quality, adulterants and compliance with standards. In addition, the Dairy Laboratory has FDA authorization to certify private and industry laboratories to conduct tests for official results under the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance.

State : §§37-401 to 413,
§§37-701 to 711

Dairy - Milk - Bulk Haulers
ISDA dairy investigators inspect bulk milk haulers and sampler procedures, and the sanitary conditions of tank units and appurtenances. In addition, inspectors conduct training and testing of haulers and samplers for licensure.

State: §§37-401 to 413

Dairy - Milk - Farm Center Sanitation
ISDA is authorized to inspect the sanitary conditions and construction of milk handling equipment, milking complex, surrounding drug and pesticide usage/storage, and water supplies.

State : §§37-301 to 343,
§§37-401 to 413

Dairy - Milk - Interstate Shippers, Farms, and Processing Plants
This program provides state evaluation of Grade A dairy farms, dairy plants, single service manufactures and enforcement procedures of the USDA for compliance with the provisions of Pasteurized Milk Ordinance to provide authority for milk to move in intra and interstate commerce.

State: §§37-401 to 413
Federal: Pasteurized Milk Ordinance

Dairy - Milk - State Processing Plants
This program provides for the inspection of milk processing plants for design, construction, installation and operation of equipment, and sanitary inspection of processing facilities. Performance testing of processing equipment is also conducted. Additionally, finished product testing for compliance with state and federal standards is conducted.

State: §§37-401 to 413,
§§37-701 to 711

Dairy - Milk - USDA Processing Plants
Under a cooperative agreement with USDA, ISDA is authorized to conduct inspections of milk processing plants for design, construction, installation and operation of equipment, and sanitary inspection of processing facilities. It also conducts performance testing of processing equipment for compliance with USDA plant inspection program.

Federal: Grading, Certifcation and Verification

Dairy Product - Discrimination and Unfair Competition in Buying and Selling
This program establishes the practices for marketing milk and dairy products in Idaho to prevent unfair competition or monopolies.

State : §§37-1001 to 1015

Dairy Product - Inspection and Licensing of Establishments
This program establishes inspection criteria, licensure, and testing procedures for licensed dairy plants.

State : §§37-502 to 519

Dairy Product - USDA Grading and Sampling
ISDA has a cooperative agreement with USDA to grade and sample dairy products under the USDA Dairy Grading Program to qualify products for sale under A.M.S. programs.

Federal: Voluntary Program, 7 CFR 58 Subpart B (PDF)

Dairy Waste Management
All dairies, regardless of size, are regulated to ensure that state and federal environmental requirements are not violated.

State: §§37-401 to 413
Federal: Clean Water Act

Dead Animal Movement & Disposal
All dead animals, carcasses, and parts of carcasses are required to be disposed of in a manner approved by ISDA.

State: §§25-201 to 238

Deleterious Exotic Animals
The importation, possession, and propagation of deleterious exotic animals are strictly regulated.

State: §§25-3901 to 3905

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