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Industry Reps Want M-ID Speeded UP?

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I wonder who the industry leaders are that are asking for the USDA to speed up implementation of M-ID... I know it isn't R-CALF because they have asked to take more time, work with the individual states on the pilot programs, and study to find something that will work..

This sure doesn't sound like the NCBA policy adopted by their members that Soap voted on :wink: ...Is NCBA leadership going off on its own AGAIN? Or are they speaking one thing in public and doing the opposite-- AGAIN?



3/16/2006 5:48:00 PM


Congress To Include Livestock ID System In 07 Farm Bill



WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--U.S. lawmakers intend to take on the responsibility of improving how the U.S. will operate a nation-wide livestock identification program - a tool to control outbreaks of animal diseases - when Congress writes the 2007 Farm Bill, even if that means delays, a key U.S. senator said Thursday.



Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., told reporters: "This is an issue we're going to deal with in the Farm Bill," and added it is more important to delay the process and "make sure we do it right."



The Bush administration and private industry representatives have already completed much of the ground work for an identification system to track U.S. cattle, swine and other livestock and they were counting finishing it by 2009 without Congress' input.



U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns, responding to Chambliss' comments, said the identification program is a top priority of his that the government has already invested a lot of money in.



"We would not wait for the Farm Bill," Johanns said. "We don't want it to be slowed down."



Johanns stressed that livestock industry representatives have asked that USDA speed up the process.



But Chambliss said Congress' help is needed to resolve tricky issues such as ensuring the privacy of information that would be submitted into identification databases by livestock producers.



Chambliss say he didn't know yet whether participation in the identification program should be mandatory.



Johanns said preliminary participation in the early stages of development are voluntary, but eventually participation should be mandatory. "There is a point at which you've got to have a very comprehensive system," he said. "It won't work if you've identified 50% of the animals."



Source: Bill Tomson; Dow Jones Newswires; 202-646-0088; [email protected]
 

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Congress To Include Livestock ID System In 07 Farm Bill maybe with a traceback database that will protect our countrys food infrastructure like.

https://www.scoringag.com/Ag.cfm?sfa=main.tracebackScenarios
 

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But Chambliss said Congress' help is needed to resolve tricky issues such as ensuring the privacy of information that would be submitted into identification databases by livestock producers.

I don't understand all this "PRIVACY" BS. If you don't think the feeders know where the good cattle are you got another thought coming.

Do we want privacy because we are ashamed of what we are producing?

There ain't no dang privacy now and there won't be next year.
 

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For Traceback,I only see one company thats able to put it together and show traceback Scenarios (Above Post)to protect our animal infrastructure. None of the rest even come close to privacy of information .
 

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