Browsing Posts tagged USDA Failure

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 […]

USDA Signals NAIS is Dead 2/8/2010 Max Thornsberry After a long-fought six-year battle, independent cattle producers have finally succeeded in stopping the National Animal Identification System (NAIS), which was an onerous plan conceived by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and promoted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), domestic and multinational ear tag companies, as […]

By Lee Pitts NAIS, the national animal identification system, is a big government boondoggle that can easily be compared to President Obama’s plan to borrow trillions of dollars, much of it from the Chinese, to save a bad economy that was created in the first place by too much borrowing. NAIS will NOT make our […]

from FOOD SAFETY NEWS DISCUSSION by John Munsell ~~ 12-30-09 After implementing policies for many years which complicate, if not make impossible, tracebacks to the source, USDA/FSIS seems to indicate it is willing to consider a midstream change in its attitudes, and policies, regarding Tracebacks to the TRUE ORIGIN of contamination.The December 9 issue of […]

from FOOD SAFETY NEWS DISCUSSION by John Munsell ~~ 12-13-09 After implementing policies for many years which complicate, if not make impossible, tracebacks to the source, USDA/FSIS seems to indicate it is willing to consider a midstream change in its attitudes, and policies, regarding Tracebacks to the TRUE ORIGIN of contamination. The December 9 issue […]