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Virginia Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) promotes the economic growth and development of Virginia agriculture, provides consumer protection and encourages environmental stewardship.

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Animals play many valuable roles in our lives. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is responsible for the Commonwealth’s animal control, care and welfare mandates, as well as animal disease control, prevention and diagnostics. The agency protects the health of Virginia’s animal populations through animal identification, admissions and traceability programs. The livestock marketing program brings industry buyers and sellers together.

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