The Dept of Agriculture has proposed costly regulations to force ranchers, related business, and livestock agencies to tag and track animals that cross state lines.
USDA’s animal traceability rule is a solution in search of a problem. USDA says the rule is to protect animal health. But, the rules don’t identify any specific problems or diseases of concern.
These regulations will harm rural businesses, waste taxpayer dollars, and do little to deal with animal disease, food security, and food safety.
Send your comments before the Nov. 9 deadline to make sure USDA’s final rule works for farmers and ranchers, and is paid for by the meatpackers that will benefit most.