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USDA shifts direction on animal ID program

Feb 12, 2010
The National Animal Identification System (NAIS) has been cast on the scrap heap by USDA in favor of a more industry-friendly program. The announcement, made by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, will seek to work out a set of guidelines with the states and tribal governments for the sole purpose of tracing animal disease outbreaks. The newly proposed program

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