Browsing Posts tagged National Animal Identification System

For those who are interested, here’s the full transcript of the morning half of the NAIS listening session I went to in Harrisburg in May. There’s a lot there to read–54 pages. I don’t intend to wade through it all myself. (I heard it the first time, after all.) I would encourage you, though, to […]

Note:  Platt Land and Cattle is a large, family owned/operated cow-calf ranch with owned and leased ranches in Arizona and New Mexico. We oppose NAIS in total ~~~ by Jay Platt. NAIS is simply an unworkable and highly intrusive bureaucratic boondoggle; it is a regulatory proposal for which a need has never been demonstrated and, […]

Washington, D.C. — R-CALF USA is pleased that the U.S. Senate, through a unanimous consent vote, supported an amendment sponsored by Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.., that slashes funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) National Animal Identification System (NAIS) by one-half in the 2010 Agriculture Appropriations bill. “…perhaps most […]

Billings, Mont. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has partnered with Allflex, a private multinational firm that manufactures and sells ear tags in more than seven countries, to help Allflex market, promote and sell ear tags to U.S. cattle producers. Both USDA and Allflex contributed $10,000 or more to become “Platinum Level” sponsors of […]

They say a government program violates their private-property rights. By Monte Whaley The Denver Post BROOMFIELD — Cassidy and Ryan Young-green won a passel of ribbons in the Boulder County Fair last year, carrying on a family tradition of putting their livestock up against any comers in annual county-fair competitions. But this year, Cassidy, 13, […]

This is a great country for stepping in and rescuing those who need it. We as Americans do our job so well at home that we’re the first called upon when need arises in other countries with their crisis. We never say no. But now we’re failing to listen to the calls for help. Even […]

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America “Fighting for the U.S. Cattle Producer” For Immediate Release                                                                               Contact: Shae Dodson, Communications Coordinator August 3, 2009                                                                                        Phone:  406-672-8969; e-mail: sdodson@r-calfusa.com USDA Partners with Private Company to Help Sell Ear Tags to U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Billings, Mont. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has partnered with Allflex, a […]

Daryll E. Ray and the Agricultural Policy Analysis Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN Food safety has been getting a lot of attention lately. In response to the peanut butter, pistachio, and toll house cookie recalls, the House Energy and Safety Committee has approved the Food Safety Enforcement Act of 2009 to strengthen and expand […]

Written by Harlan Hentges Thursday, 23 July 2009 14:38 The National Animal Identification System (NAIS) would have gathered and introduced a huge amount of new data into the food supply chain.  Data is very valuable in any supply chain and would certainly be valuable to food. USDA had the power and resources of the US government and support of multinational corporations that dominate the U.S. […]

Written by: Chuck Jolley — Cattle Network She belts one out on Monday. Except ‘she’ will be a couple of he’s — Brooks and Dunn singing ‘That ain’t no way to go.’ The heavily promoted comment period for the U.S.D.A.’s National Animal Identification System (N.A.I.S.) listening tour will end on Monday. According to the U.S.D.A., […]