Two organisations of state departments of agriculture have voiced concerns over a White House plan to move a key programme from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to the proposed Department of Homeland Security. The plan will see the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) moved out of the USDA, and the members of the Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture (SASDA) and the board of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture have voted unanimously to forward a letter to President Bush expressing their concerns.