Browsing Posts tagged USDA Listening Sessions

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 […]

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 […]

The Associated Press misreported this morning that “The USDA Abandons Stalled Animal ID Program.” A press release issued last Friday by the USDA hints at another fate. Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announced that USDA will develop a new, flexible framework for animal disease traceability in the United States, and undertake several other actions to further strengthen […]

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 […]

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., […]

Jolley: NAIS, Dead Or Alive? Let’s get something straight about NAIS from the beginning.  I don’t own any cattle.  No chickens, hogs, alpacas, purebred dogs, turkeys or guinea fowl.  So, as they say, I don’t have a dog in this fight.  Whether it becomes the law (or federal regulation) of the land, or not, won’t […]

By Rady Ananda Scrap NAIS; decentralize the food industry The hottest topic in agriculture is NAIS – the proposed National Animal Identification System. Using embedded microchips and mountains of paperwork, the federal government plans to create a database that tracks every animal in the nation. Independent producers and privacy advocates adamantly oppose the plan. From […]

Posted : Thu, 09 Jul 2009 14:24:37 GMT Author : Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund Category : Press Release News Alerts by Email ( click here ) Press Release News | Home FALLS CHURCH, Va. – (Business Wire) The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to actually listen to and […]

by Darol Dickinson 7-8-09 “Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves; every one loveth bribes, and followeth after rewards;” Isaiah 1-23 Here is a link to the USDA spread sheet for NAIS bribes—- sanitized as cooperative agreements. These are the funds received by tribes, states, government employees and companies who promise to enroll properties […]

By Robert Pore robert.pore@theindependent.com Published: Sunday, June 28, 2009 12:16 AM CDT Dwindling support for a National Animal Identification System (NAIS) has one Nebraska livestock organization calling on state livestock producers to reject the idea of making the program mandatory. State producers will have an opportunity on Tuesday to speak their minds about the future […]