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Legal Defense Fund Moves to Stop Animal ID Program

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Attorneys for the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund today sent a Notice of Intent to Sue letter to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) over implementation of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS), a plan to electronically track every livestock animal in the country. The Notice asks the […]

Update: Fate of the $288b Farm Bill

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

“Last Thursday, the Senate Agriculture Committee passed a version of the Farm Bill that will continue to award huge subsidies to the same people who have historically gotten them—including millionaires and dead people. It also lacked support for organic agriculture.” Some things never change. Read the Environmental Working Group’s complete update here.

ACTION ALERT: Farm Bill Paves Way for Mandatory NAIS

Saturday, July 21st, 2007

*** CALL YOUR U.S. REPRESENTATIVE *** On Thursday, July 19, the U.S. House Ag Committee passed the Farm Bill with a provision that paves the way for mandatory NAIS. Inserted by Collin Peterson (U.S. House Ag. Committee Chairman, D-MN), the provision allows linking mandatory NAIS to Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) by repealing a law […]