USDA revises traceability rules

Richardson, Len
October 2011
California Farmer;Oct2011, Vol. 294 Issue 10, p28
The article reports on a proposal by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health inspection Service (APHIS) regarding revised animal identification rules for tractability. The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, who states they are proposing a flexible approach in which states and tribes can develop systems for tracing animals that work best for them and for producers, and addresses gaps in our disease response efforts. INSET: Key Points.


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