Browsing Posts tagged Governmental Power

By Darol Dickinson & Russ McAfee USDA Sec. Vilsack announced during the morning of Feb. 5 that NAIS was over, ended, no more. His customary emotionless announcement was fairly brief, but the detailed USDA Factsheet (Click here for factsheet) released simultaneously required seven pages of small print describing the animal ID “will do’s” and “won’t […]

If you eat… you need to stop NAIS The Wicked NAIS Witch is NOT dead! February 7th, 2010 Obama gave us a hint of things to come in his recent State of the [Agriculture] speech. We did not have to wait long before we had “earth-shattering” news regarding NAIS.  Supposedly the government listened to the […]

For Immediate Release February 8, 2010Contact: Shae Dodson-Chambers, Communications Coordinator Phone: 406-672-8969; e-mail: sdodson@r-calfusa.com Group Praises USDA for Decision to Abandon NAIS Washington, D.C. — In a letter sent Friday to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, R-CALF USA President/Region VI Director Max Thornsberry, a Missouri veterinarian, thanked the United States’ top agriculture official for his “receptiveness […]

Note: NAIS has won the award for 2009’s most DASTARDLY USDA IDEA. In Ag Sec Vilsack’s listening sessions, designed to find some common ground of appreciation for the USDA brain child, the bribe-riddled NAIS found accumulations of increasing retch with each of 16 town hall style meetings. Livestock people increased dislike with each interpretive spin […]

National Association of Farm Animal Welfare, Dec. 23, 2009 — Ag.Ed@nafaw.org Around the nation politicians are making laws and enforcements about things they know not of. Such is the case with National Animal Identification, Ohio’s Issue #2 and numerous leverages to increase taxes and clamp down on farm production. “Every man is a fool when […]

HR 2749, the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009, includes a number of alarming provisions: First, HR2749 would give FDA the power to order a quarantine of a geographic area, including “prohibiting or restricting the movement of food or of any vehicle being used or that has been used to transport or hold such food […]