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Jefferson City Added to NAIS Listening Session Schedule

USDA offers six additional NAIS listening sessions.

Article from Missouri Ruralist

Missouri livestock producers will now have the opportunity to voice their opinion regarding the implementation of the National Animal Identification System. USDA has scheduled additional public listening sessions this month in Missouri and other key livestock states across the nation.

USDA seeks to engage stakeholders and producers to hear not only their concerns about NAIS, but also find potential or feasible solutions to those concerns. The information and ideas gathered will assist Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack in making decisions about the future direction of animal traceability in the United States.

USDA held initial sessions at seven locations around the country last month. The additional sessions, announced in the May 22 Federal Register, are scheduled as follows: June 9 in Jefferson City, Mo.; June 11 in Rapid City, S.D.; June 16 in Albuquerque, N.M.; June 18 in Riverside, Calif.; June 25 in Raleigh, N.C.; and June 27 in Jasper, Fla.

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