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Stop NAIS!  Two Opportunities to Be Heard in March 2009

USDA COMMENT PERIOD ENDS MARCH 16

In January, the USDA proposed a rule (Docket No. APHIS-2007-0096) to require farms and other properties where animals are raised to be registered in the federal NAIS database for existing federal disease control programs.  The rule also sets the stage for future mandatory animal identification.  If you haven't already submitted comments on this proposed rule, please be sure to do so before March 16! 

An easy way to comment online is through the Organic Consumers Association’s automated system.  Please be sure to personalize the letter!  It can be as easy as a couple of sentences at the beginning stating who you are (for example, a farmer, consumer, property rights proponent) and why you care about NAIS.  Your comment will be hand delivered to USDA on March 16, 2009 by OCA. [Click here to email a comment - scroll down to edit your message]