Archive for April, 2007

Finally, A Vote!

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

The moment we’ve been waiting for is at hand: the moment to hammer a nail in the head of NAIS in Tennessee. The House Ag Committee will vote on Frank Niceley’s bill HB 976 this coming Tuesday, May 1, 2007. His bill would forbid any state funds to be spent on any animal identification system [...]

NAIS Has Its First Official Resister — Michigan Responds with a Farm Quarantine and Threat of Jail

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

“It’s been only a few hours since the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) made its voluntary-to-required debut in Michigan, and already a farmer is challenging its underpinnings. The Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) quickly responded by quarantining his farm.” This is what looms on the horizon for us right here in Tennessee unless we act [...]

Ag Committee Meeting Tomorrow, April 24

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

It is our understanding that the Ag Committee meeting tomorrow will hear both Rep Niceley’s bill (HB0976) to protect us from the NAIS and Rep. Litz’s bill (HB1855) to implement the NAIS in Tennessee. I know you’ve heard it before, but your presence is needed at the Ag Committee meeting room, number 27, at 9:30. [...]