Posts Tagged ‘NAIS’

Ag Secretary Vilsack to request comments from producers about NAIS

Posted on: April 21st, 2009 by Tracy Shiflett

AGRICULTURE SECRETARY VILSACK SEEKS DIALOGUE WITH PRODUCERS AND STAKEHOLDERS ON NATIONAL ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2009–Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today held a roundtable discussion with a variety of stakeholders representing the full spectrum of views on the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). The event kicks off a listening tour to gather feedback and input that will assist the Secretary in making decisions about the future direction of animal identification and traceability in the United States. (more…)

Persecution by Congress Against the American Farmer

Posted on: March 18th, 2009 by Tracy Shiflett 2 Comments

US Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas
US Senator John Cornyn, Texas
US Senator Tom Harkin, Senate Committee on Agriculture
US Senator Saxby Chambliss, Senate Committee on Agriculture
US Congressman Henry Cuellar, Texas District 28
US Congressman Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture
US Congressman Frank Lucas, House Committee on Agriculture
Texas Senator Judith Zaffirini, District 21
Texas Senator Craig Estes, Senate Committee on Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Texas Senator Carlos Uresti, Senate Committee on Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Texas Representative Edmund Kuempel, District 44
Texas Representative Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles, House Committee on Agriculture & Livestock
Texas Representative Charles Anderson, House Committee on Agriculture & Livestock

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I am writing this letter to voice my strong opposition against several pieces of legislation that are making their way around the halls of Congress. There has been much of late in the activities of our United States Federal Government to leave a bad taste in the mouth of every American who works hard, only to see our money spent in such wasteful and irresponsible ways. Specifically, I will now refer to the following: H.R.759, H.R.875, H.R.814, S.425. I list them here in brief, and will name them individually at the end of my letter, for your reference. (more…)