So, show of hands. Whose hoping that they'll decide NAIS is either a big dumb idea or at least that it shouldn't be compulsory? And who thinks they'll just make it worse? Interesting...comments anyone?
Release No. 0108.09
Nayyera Haq (202) 720-4623
Jerry Redding (202) 720-4623
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.