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For years corporate agribusiness pushed for an ID law allegedly giving feedlots an advantage over family farmers. Grassroots groups suggested the initiative was more about export promotion than preventing disease. Concerns of family farmers seem to have been heard.

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A coalition of U.S. agriculture and consumer organizations is challenging USDA’s push toward an Animal ID program.

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The USDA already has traceability requirements as part of existing animal disease control programs. Now a proposed rule expands which animals must be identified, including young feeder cattle, which are processed at a young age and never enter the breeding herd.

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The USDA, with the publication of the “NAIS User Guide,” is now emphasizing its National Animal Identification System as a voluntary rather than mandatory program and is letting states determine their own rules.

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Recent articles in several publications devoted to small-scale farming and homesteading have strongly criticized the USDA’s proposed National Animal Identification System. Consequently many people have contacted MOFGA over the past year asking what effects the system might have on their operations and how they should respond to any attempts by the Maine Department of Agriculture to implement components of the plan.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture, working closely with livestock industry representatives, has proposed a system that would require all farms in the country to be registered and all animals to have a formal identification system. The National Animal ID System (NAIS), as proposed, would require that all premises in the country that have farm animals be registered by January 2008; animal identification systems be in place by January 2008; and animal tracking systems, with a recordkeeping system to track any animal movement from the farm to slaughter, be in place by January 2009.

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