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Harrisburg, Pa—the first of a series of NAIS Listening Sessions was held today at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, Harrisburg, Pa. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack stated, "I encourage individuals and organizations to voice their concerns, ideas and potential solutions about animal identification." And—voice concerns they did! The Pennsylvania location was a […]

Farm-To-Consumer Legal Defense Fund Says NAIS Clearly Penalizes Small Farmers May 12, 2009 FALLS CHURCH, Va.–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Foundation said today that a cost/benefit study commissioned by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) proves that the costs for small farmers to implement the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) could put many […]

by Darol Dickinson In Ancient Rome, the historic source of modern law, CULPAE POENAE PAR ESTO meant “Let the punishment fit the crime.” But at one agency of our federal government, that time honored precept seems to have been forgotten. National Animal Identification System (NAIS), being promoted by USDA as a possible future disease tracing […]

Please take less than 8 minutes to digest this video prepared by R-CALF USA and presented by CEO Bill Bullard. Cattle producers are fighting for their lives to protect themselves and their families from the devastating costs, flawed duress, over-kill and destructive enforcement fees of NAIS. Please view and consider the unprecedented financial gut-shot NAIS […]

On April 15, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack held a roundtable discussion on the controversial National Animal Identification System (NAIS). He had invited 29 organizations, and I had the opportunity to represent the Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC). Secretary Vilsack opened by explaining that he was getting pressure from Congress, which is considering, apparently, cutting […]

Is beef exporting necessary? By Darol Dickinson–3-2-09 The National Cattleman’s Beef Association says, “..we’re working hard to open trade with Japan, which could add $50 per head to your bottom line.” Multiply that by 97 million cattle in the USA, that is impressive, if true! Ken Stielow, Chairman of the Cattleman’s Beef Board—Beef Checkoff, says, […]