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USDA’s APHIS considering privatizing inspections

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Note:  Things were done this way up until about the 1940’s, and it was a disaster.  That’s why they passed federal inspections.  Now, the USDA is thinking about trying this again.

And if USDA APHIS privatizes inspections, what will the USDA inspectors do?  Sit at the office and play checkers?  The USDA should just be hiring more USDA APHIS inspectors.

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United States Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

The USDA just concluded public meetings, but written comments may also be sent to james.m.tuck@aphis.usda.gov  or mailed to USDA, APHIS Animal Care, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737.  Please indicate the title ‘Third Party Inspections and Certifications’ on all correspondence. 

Use of Third Party Inspection and Certification Program Listening Sessions

Last Modified: Mar 19, 2018

Public Meeting Notice

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is holding four in-person listening sessions to solicit public comment to aid in the development of criteria for recognizing the use of third-party inspection and certification programs as a positive factor when determining APHIS inspection frequencies at facilities licensed or registered under the Animal Welfare Act.  If you are interested in attending one of the listening sessions, please click on the link below to register for a specific location. Please indicate in the comments box if you would like to speak at the listening session.  A virtual listening session will be held by telephone on March 14 for those unable to attend the in-person session.  Details will be sent at a later date for those that registered for that session. See recent publication of the public meeting notice in the Federal Register.

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OPEN LETTER TO THE BLM:Regarding the “Desatoya Mountains Habitat Resiliency, Health, and Restoration Project”

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 Debbie Coffey                 Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved.

(You might question the BLM’s project title after reading below. There’s nothing resilient or healthy about it. And not to malign BLM employees at local Field Offices – public lands planning comes from the President, Congress, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and BLM Director Bob Abbey.)

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Department of Interior
Bureau of Land Management
Carson City District
Stillwater Field Office
5665 Morgan Mill Road
Carson City, Nevada 89701
desatoyaEA@blm.gov

BLM’s statements in the Environmental Assessment (EA) are italicized, and author’s comments are not italicized.

Introduction
“The project area encompasses approximately 230,000 acres, which includes …136,400 acres of the Desatoya Herd Management Area (HMA) (84% of the HMA).”

The Desatoya HMA is about 161,000 acres, and the BLM is only leaving 127-180 wild horses on the HMA that is primarily for their use. That is only one horse every
1,267.7 acres – one horse every 894.4 acres.

If there is not enough water or forage for the wild horses, this can only be from misappropriation of land uses allowed and facilitated by the BLM, which is mismanagement. When did the BLM last monitor the HMA for carrying capacity? Please send me documents related to any recent monitoring.

Within the project area, up to approximately 32,705 acres of ground disturbing treatments are proposed over a ten year period including…herbicide treatment… Page 83 – In fact, 2,4-D has limited residual activity (2 weeks); therefore any incidental contamination risk to non-target plants would likely be negligible.”

When considering plants, animals, water and humans, note that:

The EPA says that 2,4-D is seventh largest source of dioxin in the U.S.
Dioxin DCDD that contaminates 2,4-D herbicide is not tested, measured or monitored by the EPA, or even regulated. A Canadian research paper states that dioxin DCDD may have large public health implications due to its prevalence in our food and environment.

DCDD is one of the hundreds of kinds of dioxin – (TCDD is the worst, but DCDD may be equi-potent): More

The USDA “Invasive Species” Sham

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Debbie Coffey  Investigative Reporter/Journalist

Copyright 2011   All Rights Reserved.

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USDA’s APHIS assessment determined that while the plant meets the definition of a “noxious weed,” Kentucky bluegrass has not been found to cause impacts significant enough to warrant regulation at the Federal level

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is the center of one of government’s biggest shams. 

As a member of the National Invasive Species Council, the USDA has a mandate to   not authorize, fund, or carry out actions that it believes are likely to cause or promote the introduction or spread of invasive species in the United States or elsewhere.”

Your tax payer dollars are paying for the eradication of invasive species like stink bugs and salt cedar. 

Meanwhile, more of your tax dollars are funding the vast promotion of the ultimate invasive species: genetically engineered plants and cloned animals.  This includes USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) which was formerly CSREES, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Economic Research Service (ERS), Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

Invasive species are any species not native to an ecosystem, and with an intentional or unintentional release, are likely to cause, or does cause, economic or environmental harm, or harm to human health.

Consider this when you see what the USDA has allowed to be field tested in the U.S.:  

  • Human genes in barley, corn, tobacco, rice, and sugarcane
  • Mouse genes in corn, along with human genes
  • Simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) and Hepatitis B genes in corn
  • Rat genes in soybeans
  • Fruit fly genes in potatoes
  • Pig genes in corn
  • Cow genes in tobacco
  • Jellyfish genes in corn and rice

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Truth Squad Radio: GMO Deregulation and Agenda 21

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The BLM’s Internal “Investigation”: The Fox Guarding the Henhouse

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Debbie Coffey Investigative journalist/PPJ

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         “Under this option, any facility could become a focal point for public, media or Congressional attention.  Increased levels of security would be needed at all locations, or the activity may need to be moved off-site to a more appropriate and secure facility.  Increased support from public relations and management staff would also be needed to insulate those doing the actual work from public, media and Congressional scrutiny/criticism.”               

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After the many horrific photos and videos of the Antelope HMA wild horse gather being conducted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) contractor, Sun J, the BLM Review Team appointed to do an internal investigation (AKA cover-up) found “no violation by wild horse gather contractor of existing BLM policy and procedures” and Director Bob Abbey called for a “NEW NORMAL” for doing business.  More

Truth Squad Radio Show this Sunday with Paul Griepentrog on NAIS and Premises ID!

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APHIS: Another blow to American livestock producers

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Darol Dickinson
Please post your concerns on the federal register regarding the proposal to regionalize Brazil for FMD.   We do not want to accept animals and meat from Santa Catarina, Brazil.  I was shocked to discover that mine will only be the 14th opposition on such a critical issue! Every US cattle producer should oppose this proposed import of Brazillian beef to the US. More

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