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BLM “Drought” Plans Get Rid of Wild Horses & Livestock

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new-logo25Debbie Coffey    PPJ Investigative Reporter          Copyright 2013        

Director of Wild Horse Affairs, Wild Horse Freedom Federation    

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The Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Drought Management Environmental Assessments have omitted any mention of the big water guzzling uses, like mining, oil and gas development and solar, but go into detail in an array of plans to get rid of more wild horses and livestock (which compared to these other uses, hardly use any water).

The BLM has gone all out to make the public believe that man-made causes of drought (less water and palomino-valley-captiveforage because of huge water use by extractive industries), don’t even exist. While the BLM feigns concern about severe drought in Environmental Assessments (EAs), the BLM doesn’t mention one peep about curtailing any usage of water or land by mining, oil and gas development, or solar (which can also use a lot of water) on public lands.

This is the Industrialization of the West, under the guise of “drought.”

On the BLM Nevada Drought Information webpage, the Nevada BLM Drought Handbook  mentions a few other issues, like closing roads and recreation permit stipulations.

But the BLM District Drought Management Environmental Assessments for the Ely, Elko, Winnemucca and Battle Mountain BLM Districts, all contain similar language and focus on removing and diminishing the wild horses and livestock, but NOT one word about mining, oils and gas development, or solar. The BLM has just buried this.

Below are my comments on the Ely District Drought Management Environmental Assessment.

OPEN LETTER TO THE BLM: More

The U.N. and “Livestock’s Long Shadow”

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Debbie Coffey  Copyright 2011   All Rights Reserved.

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“By restricting access to grazing land, for example, land and related feed resources become relatively scarce, so technical change will move towards making more efficient use of these resources…The same applies to all other natural resources that feed into the livestock production process, such as water or nutrients.

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In 2006, the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Livestock Environment and Development (LEAD), supported by US AID and the World Bank, put out a 416 page report titled “Livestock’s Long Shadow.”  Statements made in this document should make American ranchers and farmers look for the United Nation’s long shadow over their land and water. 

We’ll start off with some points the FAO made in the report, then some of their solutions (which, by the way, seem a lot like communism).  Then I’ll tell you why I think this report is, pardon the pun, bullshit.

THIS FAO REPORT STATES: More

The end of America’s farms? This could be the future of farming under S.510

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This is a futuristic, fictional piece that seeks to bring forward a reality that could occur under  the provisions of S 510, and the potential downside of the rules yet to be written.  The citing’s either exist or have existed in previous forms of the bill.  Only you have the power to change it, time to go down the rabbit hole Alice. 

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NAIS: Still the greatest threat to family ranchers and herders

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In response to the refusal of so many agricultural land owners to enter into the contract with state agencies that had taken bribe money euphemistically referred to as “co-operative funding” from the USDA, the state agencies began a campaign of extortion and coercion against agricultural land owners, withholding licensing, conducting swat team raids and destroying family businesses and lives. 

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The National Animal Identification System (NAIS) proposed by the USDA a few years back, resulted in a bitterly fought battle between government and livestock producers across the country. Most saw the hidden agenda for this theft of agricultural land and the attempts to also create “national herds”; depriving livestock owners of their property and relegating them to the status of “stakeholders”; meaning they owned nothing and only had an interest in, the livestock in question.  USDA, claiming the system was needed if they were to be able to quickly “trace back” the source of contaminated animal products versus, livestock producers who knew there was already a more than adequate system in place across the  country to do this very thing; one that had proven time again to be more than adequate.  It was this knowledge that an efficient system was already in place that tipped off the producers, and even those of us who aren’t producers, that something else was afoot.  Whatever that something was, we all knew that some other issue was at stake and there were those who were waiting in the wings to profit from it.  

Now, don’t get to thinking NAIS went away, because it didn’t.  As we reported last spring:

A March 2, 2010 Agriculture Committee hearing televised live on CSPAN gives a clear picture of what’s ahead for domestic farmers, ranchers and herders in the US..  Deputy Secretary Kathleen A. Merrigan cheerfully announced the “new age of enforcement” citing the intent to increase “risk assessment and better surveillance”.  In other words……based on only their assumption there might be a problem but with no real cause or evidence, the USDA in cooperation with bought and paid for state agriculture departments that took bribe money to implement the USDA business plans for creating a police state, USDA is stepping up its assault on domestic farming and ranching.” More

Wisconsin’s economy burns while politicians fiddle.

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While listening to WPR’s broadcast debate between the candidates for the 87th district I couldn’t help but notice that jobs and the economy were the high point of debate.  Interestingly enough, I’ve tried to contact both Mary Williams (incumbent) and Dana Schultz for interviews regarding issues concerning non corporate farms; they haven’t had time to respond.  Or is it: they don’t want to face the music? 

 

Could it be that the legislature itself has failed to recognize that their onerous lawmaking and subsequent rulemaking by administrative agencies has been stifling our economy?

 

The legislature has declared the owning of property, in the form of livestock and land, to be a crime.  More

Cows are pumped up on drugs

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010 by: David Gutierrez, staff writer

Natural News: Writing in the New York Times, former FDA Commissioner Donald Kennedy warns that the widespread use of antibiotics in livestock is a major threat to human health.

“More than 30 years ago … we proposed eliminating the use of penicillin and two other antibiotics to promote growth in animals raised for food,” Kennedy writes. “When agribusiness interests persuaded Congress not to approve that regulation, we saw firsthand how strong politics can trump wise policy and good science.

Already in the 1980s, Kennedy notes, scientists knew that the non-therapeutic use of antibiotics to prevent infection in healthy animals and make them grow faster was leading to the evolution of drug-resistant bacteria. To make matters worse, the antibiotics used in animals are largely the same as those used in humans, meaning that when these livestock-produced superbugs infect humans, doctors have few ways to deal with them.

An estimated 90,000 people die from hospital-acquired infections in the United States every year. Seventy percent of these infections are antibiotic resistant. More

S.510: Manager’s Amended Version..The corporate “coop”…the chicken shit’s come home to roost.

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                                           ” What remains as a “bill” is the actual assault on domestic agriculture hidden behind euphemistic terms such as “food safety”, “food security” and other deceptive language meant to deceive the reader into thinking the safety of food in this country was at risk from family and independent producers   ”                                                                    

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The fight to maintain control of our food production and supply must begin in the states.  Your governor, according to this bill, will appoint the agency that will contract with USDA/FDA for access to your state.  It is your governor who will make this federal theft of domestic agriculture possible; and it is your governor who must be pressured to refuse to negotiate with corporate federal agencies.  The betrayal of America’s farmers and ranchers will begin with each state governor granting corporate federal agencies access to your state and will be enforced by state agencies under the color of law.  These agents will be your friends, neighbors and maybe even family members who will put on an agency badge and suddenly forget the Constitution and individual rights. 

For years multi-national corporations have raided and plundered third-world countries, stealing land, raping the environment and causing the starvation and abject misery of untold millions of people.   The efforts to steal farmland, to grow gmo crops for biofuels while human beings starved next to fields full of grain, is nothing new.  The world wide efforts to seize control of the world’s food supply, dictating what people would eat and if they would eat, is coming full circle. The US along with Canada is now about to fall victim to the absolute takeover of food production and supply in both counties, by corporations who have orchestrated the greatest theft ever perpetrated.   They could not have done it without the corruption of career politicians who sold their integrity, honor and office for corporate favors and campaign donations, increasing their own personal wealth along the way, and selling out the very people they swore to represent. 

We are about to see congress come back into session; never have we as a country been in such danger from our own government.  Democrat or Republican, we have no support within our own congress. 

Below is a break down of S.510.  As pages 1 thru 104 were struck, the provisions contained in those pages were written into broad and vague language, open to interpretation and abuse by corporate federal agencies.  This was intentional.  What was taken out in one place was inserted elsewhere under ambiguous language.  What remains as a “bill” is the actual assault on domestic agriculture hidden behind euphemistic terms such as “food safety”, “food security” and other deceptive language meant to deceive the reader into thinking the safety of food in this country was at risk from family and independent producers.

Here are just some of the highlights of S.510.  There have been several versions of this bill, so for expediency, we have simply listed the sections by number.  More

BLM data appears to be falsified: Arial headcount shows most herds have been zeroed out

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By: Craig Downer

 

Report on Flight from Truckee Airport (CA) passing over various mountain ranges and valleys to the Owyhee Wild Horse Herd Management Area (whhma), Rock Creek whhma, and Little Humboldt whhma.  (Ill. w/ digital photos taken on flight.)

Elko District, Bureau of Land Management, North Central Nevada, ca. 80 miles NW of Elko. Note: wh is abbreviation for wild horse(s)

Flight realized on Monday, June 21, 2010, Summer solstice.

Dates of report preparation 6/24-25/2010. 

Background: Three whhma’s encompass > 482,000 acres of which 336,262 acres are in the Owyhee whhma, 102,638 acres in the Rock Creek whhma and 15,734 acres in the Little Humboldt whhma.  Northern portions of the Owyhee whhma occur in the Columbia Plateau physiographic region, but most are in the Great Basin physiographic region.  Drought and lack of forage due to fires are being cited by BLM officials as reasons for the drastic reduction of these wild horse herds. BLM plans to gather 1,548 wild horses (the currently estimated total population) and to put back only 399, or which 195 would be PZPed mares with 2-year sterilization effects.  This works out to leaving one wild horse per 1,200+ acres – an extreme marginalizing of this species by any standard and very contrary to the “principal” presence mandate of the Wild Horse Act.  More

Finally, a book that tells the truth about wolves

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by W.R. McAfee, Sr. (c)copyright 2010

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Want to learn the truth about wolves?  Read Will Graves’ book, Wolves In Russia : Anxiety Through the Ages. It is the most accurate book ever written about these killers; stripping away the lies and propaganda that has been deliberately fed to the American public.

One of the things that Graves discovered when he was in Russia was that packs of wolves followed Napoleon’s forces as they retreated from Moscow along four routes.  As soldiers became weak or straggled away from the columns, the wolves attacked and killed them. In fact, they got so used to eating human flesh that for years afterwards, the wolves continued to attack humans along Napoleon’s retreat routes. And they continue to menace Russian wildlife, livestock, and people to this day.

Kings Mountain National Battleground Monument in the U.S. states in their introductory video that “. . .of the bodies left unburied of the British troops, so many packs of wolves gathered upon the mountain [to eat them] that the  locals could not go up on the mountain for years afterwards.” 

Wolves are killers.  And the ESA gave them a free pass for unlimited predations on livestock, wildlife, and now humans.

In an article in Montana’s Independent Record newspaper, Dave Habel said in 2008 he and an East Helena youth were “false charged” by wolves recently while elk hunting just west of Helena in the mountains above the city’s Tenmile Water Treatment Plant. More

RFID Bling For Bovines – Just In Time For The New Year

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by: Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2009

Just when you thought you’d heard it all, something comes along that makes you say “Hm. I just wonder”.

While surfing around the UHF-RFID livestock world, I came across a new and snazzy tag. Trust me folks – you want to pass on this one.

While a cutie-wootie-slick-forward-looking tag can be an extra bonus in selling (riigghhtt) – this one has the stink of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) plastered all over it. Why would one think that? Here we go (links are provided at conclusion for ease of  review):

USDA approves eTattoo from Eriginate as First Official UHF Identification Device (1) That headline should cause one to wonder and the opening comment begs for investigation:

“Eriginate Corporation announced today the approval of its eTattoo tag by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The approval marks the first ultra-high radio frequency identification tag (UHF RFID) and the first non-low frequency tag (LF) to be approved for use with the “840” Animal Identification Number (AIN)”

Just whom is on the board of this  “Eriginate”? (2)

Why surprise surprise the Director is one Mr. Doran Junek. As his bio (3) clearly states, he has all the bells and whistles required to position this firm for the first “approved” eTattoo:

Lobbying responsibilities – check
Member of the Bovine Species Working Group for NAIS – check
Affiliation (past or present?) with Cargill – Check
“Key industry Contacts” – Check

…but that’s just my opinion.

Of course as “Advisors” (4) go, the most interesting could be Gerardo Flores of famed NASA affiliation. Nah. While his specialty could ensure that once we go “solar system wide” the critters could be properly traced, that’s a few years in the future, so lets see….here’s an interesting character. More

Find out rest of the story on raw milk

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By: Kathy Vimont

My family produces raw milk in southwest Missouri. I am responding to Douglas Bryan’s letter of Dec. 9 regarding the safety of raw milk.

Dr. Bryan quoted an explanation from Cornell about why pasteurization has been made mandatory for retail sales, but he doesn’t know the rest of the story. About 100 years ago, large amounts of milk were needed to feed people in the large cities. They also needed an answer about what to do with the distillery grain left over from making alcohol there. Answer: feed it to cows and use the resulting milk to feed the people. They should not have been drinking that milk.

It was produced in filthy conditions by very unhealthy animals and caused many deaths. Their only answer was to pasteurize the milk, and that’s how pasteurization on a large scale became entrenched. But, here’s the really interesting part: at that same time, Dr. J.R. Crewe of the Mayo Clinic was bringing in clean raw milk from the countryside and curing patients of cancer and other dread diseases with a strict raw milk diet. For more on this story and a critical analysis of milk safety studies, I refer you to “The Untold Story of Milk” by Dr. Ron Schmid.  Go to: http://www.realmilk.com/documents/ResponsetoMarlerListofStudies.pdf

for a balancing article on the safety of raw milk.

Considering modern advancements, the belief that we must pasteurize or die is outdated. Besides, we’re not talking about producing raw milk for the entire population; we’re talking about small family farms thriving and supporting our local economies. Buying milk from neighbors is a long-standing tradition in Missouri, one with which the legislature refused to interfere. READ MORE

Flash!! Serious Issue # 2 data. Read before you vote on Nov 3.

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One of the best places to follow the money behind NAIS is Wisconsin

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    Case Study: Wisconsin

    One of the best places to follow the money behind NAIS is Wisconsin, where the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) and its partner group, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection (WDATCP)81 have managed to secure close to $7 million in federal funding and more than a million dollars in non-federal funding over the last eight years.82,83 Bolstered by a state law requiring every farm premises to be registered in a central database, these groups are serving as administrators of what amounts to a state-level pilot project for NAIS.

    The WLIC, a consortium of private industry stakeholders and government agencies, has used these federal tax dollars to fund groups that could benefit financially from NAIS. By the middle of 2005, WLIC reportedly was funding more than a dozen research projects valued at close to $400,000, with money going to the Wisconsin Pork Association,84 which currently sits on the WLIC board of directors, and Smithfield, a current member of WLIC.85

    WLIC was founded in 2002 as “a proactive, livestock industry- driven effort”86 with a mission “to create a secure, nationally compatible livestock identification system.”87 The members and affiliates of the consortium read like a laundry list of the corporate and private interests that stand to gain from a mandatory NAIS. The big animal-ID tech companies, like AgInfoLink, Digital Angel, Global Animal Management, Y-Tex and Allflex USA, are all represented as members.88

    In coalition with the Wisconsin Department of Trade and Consumer Protection, the WLIC has developed its own USDA-compliant Animal Tracking Database — one of six that the USDA considers fully functional and capable of providing traceability.89

    The push for animal tracking in Wisconsin, however, has not gone smoothly. Some farmers continue to resist registering their premises or participating in animal identification — either because of privacy or property rights concerns, or, in the case of Amish farmers, on religious grounds.90 In 2007, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture began sending letters to dairy farmers on unregistered premises indicating their milk production licenses could be revoked if they failed to register their farms.91 This threat, which would have essentially forced non-compliant dairy farmers to go out of business, was eventually softened,92 but to critics of NAIS, it demonstrates the heavy-handed tactics that government agencies are willing to use to promote the program.

    Notes from Wisconsin: Something funny happened after court the other day!

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    surrender_forever_sHaving attended the trial of Pat and Melissa Monchilovich at Balsam Lake, I found it more like viewing a site being cleared by a bulldozer.  Judge Molly GaleWyrick cleared the path for Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture to further its agenda of an alleged disease control program.   The Media in their true slanted fashion picked away at the obstructions around the edges, avoiding the hard facts like stones.

    I had arrived at Pat’s house before the trial to find a young family supported by the community via phone calls and a helpful sister in law waiting to baby sit.  Pat was understandably nervous, as a way of life he had come to know for generations was being threatened. 

    During the proceedings the Judge indicated that Pat and Melissa should have made their arguments in an administrative hearing not in her courtroom.  Interesting thought, as the original motion to dismiss voided by the Judge was based on the failure of DATCP to provide just such a hearing. 

    When Pat raised the point of not having a premises on title, the Judge turned to the assistant district attorney Moria Ludvigson for an explanation of what Pat was saying, “he must mean that there isn’t a 911 address where the cattle are kept” Moria replied.  More

    Wisconsin DATCP proudly announces plans to target several more private property owners

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  • 27673_1thThis is a public announcement of a premeditated assault on property owners in violation of the Wisconsin Constitution and individual property rights made by Donna Gibson on behalf of Wisconsin DATCP (Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection) in an interview with AgriView.    

    Why is no one pressing charges against her and other DATCP personnel and officials for making public threats and plans of harm to sovereign property owners in the state?

    On October 21, 2009 in Wisconsin Circuit Court, Polk County, Judge Molly E. Galewyrick found Pat & Melissa Monchilovich guilty of failure to register premises.   During that court proceeding and under oath, DATCP representatives admitted the program was not of benefit and probably never would be.  Still, DATCP seems quite proud of their targeting of this family, and their subsequent threats to target others in Wisconsin.

    In my opinion, this is nothing less than a threat of intended harm and the use of coercion and duress to force compliance to what is nothing more than an assault on private property rights perpetrated by state officials in violation of their offices and in violation of the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin.   It would appear that state officials launching these attacks on property owners are not aware that Wisconsin has such a document or that they are bound to work within its scope and limitations.  More

    Ohio: Issue # 2 creates unlimited, uncontolled power to Livestock Care Standards Board

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    IMG_0003We agree with and support the premise of issue 2 but not as a constitutional amendment.

    The same objective to thwart PETA and HSUS could have been accomplished by including the key words “agricultural best management practices for such care and well-being” in section 900 of the Ohio Revised Code. This we do support.

    Our problem with this constitutional amendment is the excessive power it places in the hands of a 13-member group of non-elected bureaucrats. This constitutional amendment places in the Board’s hands the power to mandate whatever they choose, and it is the Department of Ag that will implement and enforce those decisions of the Board. (see the text of proposed amendment at  The text of the amendment includes “consider factors that include, but are not limited to,” which gives the Board authority far beyond the scope of its stated purpose. In the text “agricultural best management practices for such care and well-being” is the part that will thwart HSUS and their cronies. “Biosecurity,” “disease prevention,” “animal morbidity and mortality data,” “food safety practices,” and “the protection of local, affordable food supplies” are already covered in Ohio Revised Code. More

    Ohio Issue 2: Cementing Corporate Agribusiness

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    A full copy of the proposed assault on the Ohio constitution is attached at the end of this article.  Thanks to www.ohioacts.org for compiling this comprehensive statement on what this proposed coup against Ohio sovereign citizens will actually do.

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    T046942A Ohio Issue 2: Cementing Corporate Agribusiness

     Issue 2 on the November ballot is an industry attempt to change the Ohio state constitution, establishing a “Livestock Care Standards Board” that would have unchecked power to establish standards for livestock and poultry. Technically the product of the Ohio General Assembly, the ballot issue is heavily backed by groups representing major agribusiness interests, including the Ohio Farm Bureau and The Ohio Pork Producers Council.

    While masquerading as an attempt to improve food safety and animal welfare, Issue 2 in reality is an attempt by big industry to preempt statewide initiatives like the recent Proposition 2 in California,2 which phased out problematic animal production practices like battery cages for chickens. In effect, the proposed Livestock Care Standards Board would give a dozen political appointees broad and unchecked power to decide rules on animal welfare, potentially reshaping regulations on how animals are raised, tracked or traced.  READ

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    ppjg-48 Commentary by:  Marti Oakley with Paul Griepentrog

    It appears as a result of the massive backlash against the seizure of the US food production and supply as outlined in Hr 2749 which passed the House on July 30, 2009, the corporate agricultural producers who thought they had it in the bag, who were going to be handed total control of US food production and supply as a result of political cronyism, aren’t quite getting what they wanted as fast as they anticipated. More

    NOSB recommending untested genetically engineered vaccines

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    Jackass Alert # 6:  Livestock Committee of the National Organic Standards Board

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    getimageThe Livestock Committee of the National Organic Standards Board is recommending that genetically engineered vaccines be allowed in organic livestock production, with no review of the vaccines to determine if they meet evaluation criteria established in the Organic Foods Production Act.

    In another round of what is coming to be viewed as absolute insanity in the wild world of genetically mutated agriculture, this “board” has now decided that it does not have to meet criteria for testing the efficacy or safety of,  genetically mutated vaccines to be used in livestock. 

    We all need to remember that any vaccine, any growth hormone or antibiotic, remains in the meat even after processing.  These toxic concoctions are also present in the urine and feces of animals subjected to their use and as such, have rendered manure unfit as a fertilizer (this after thousands of years of use as the best fertilizer).  The manure produce by animals infected with these toxic chemicals is then leached into soil and water as the now, hazardous, waste breaks down.

    And they still intend to call this “organic”?     Read the September 2009 report.

    The NOSB will consider the issue when it meets Nov. 3-5, 2009, in Washington DC. Comments must be submitted by Oct. 19.

    Here is a link for submitting comments:

    http://www.regulations.gov/search/Regs/home.html#documentDetail?R=0900006480a1f227

    Dickinson Longhorn cattle company continues its fight against NAIS

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    From the National Assn. of Farm Animal Welfare, 4.22.09

     


    Life is precious, even more so when a little life is hanging by a thread. Here at Dickinson Cattle Company Inc., near Barnesville, Ohio, USA, every life is priority, the people and the livestock. When every breath of oxygen and ounce of colostrum is life or death, tender love, and on the spot management is drastically important.

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    Herd health doesn’t come out of a bottle, or because of a federal law. It certainly is not about ear tags, or about Humane Society animal rights theory. It comes from devoted livestock management by the people who appreciate and respect livestock the most, the owners. Herd health is not a fourth of July rally. It goes all year long with generous amounts of clean hay, water and minerals during cold winter days.

    Ranchers know their stock. Genetics are planned with special traits for many generations. Not only do producers know every herd animal, they often know their planned mating genealogies for 20 to 50 years deep back into historic pedigrees. The mind of a true stockman evaluates every trait of every animal. The herd sires receive multiple scrutiny. Frozen semen is a special tool for breed improvement. Check DCCI sires available at http://www.texaslonghorn.com/inventory/semen/index.cfm

    Over 1000 livestock producing families per month go broke or terminate their businesses. This is caused by excessive enforcements, taxes, regulations of governments beyond reason, and the cost of labor having to compete against union salaries and the government’s high paying jobs. Each day Congress and the Senate pass more laws to increase cost of agriculture production. Look close at these American families and realize they are a vanishing species. They work day and night to excel. The elderly fear the future; youth innocently dream of the grandeur to come. As children prepare for the cattle shows of this coming Summer, Washington regulators prepare to force mandatory NAIS compliance to strap livestock owners with one more hard financial blow.JV_0101_s

    You may have called your elected federal officials hundreds of times and robotically treated like a borrowed mule, never receiving the dignity of a returned call. Try another hundred emails, letters, fax and phone calls. Call your state veterinarians who have all taken massive bribes (cooperative agreements) from the USDA to promote NAIS. As the elected and employed ones vote themselves increases of salary, insurance and retirements annually, thousands of food producers in the USA depart. Please try a few more times to contact your enforcers. Someday, one may listen to the people affected by their onerous legislations and do the right thing. Please say — NO to NAIS.

    Darol Dickinson on the radio April 6th

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    ATTENTION —– Darol Dickinson, rancher and NAIS opposition leader of Barnesville, Ohio will be featured on the Power Hour.  Details below.  Information is available for callers through the entire program.  Many state veterinarians and NAIS state directors have been “spoon fed” by USDA about the wonderful NAIS program.  This will give them an opportunity to call in and ask the questions they have failed to understand about NAIS; the reasons over 90% of livestock producers refuse to surrender to NAIS property enrollment and why some farmers are talking of all out rebellion against the heavy hand of USDA if any part of “mandatory NAIS” becomes enforced in the USA.  Hear the Power Hour while the final nails are driven in the NAIS coffin, Monday, April 20, with Darol Dickinson. 

     

     

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    RE: Talk Radio~~~ MONDAY – APRIL 6th – 10.05 am-CT

    The Power Hour with Joyce & Dave” sincerely wish to thank Darol Dickinson for agreeing to be a guest on their syndicated talk radio.  
    Our audience is going to be so grateful to receive NAIS current information. 


    We will link our radio website to: www.texaslonghorn.net and http://www.naisstinks.com
    We wish for our audience to have all current NAIS information.

    The Power Hour appreciates Darol Dickinson’s dedication and efforts to this topic and we look forward to this special guest appearance.

    Always in Health and Liberty,

    Marie Gunther – Guest & Program Producer of http://www.ThePowerHour.com

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    NAIS ~~~ Real Private Sector Discrimination!

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    From: National Assn of Farm Animal Welfare                 PRESS RELEASE
                280 Fair Ave. Suite #35
                Fairview, Ohio 43736 – USA                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                Ag.Ed@nafaw.org
                Darol Dickinson, 4.6.09
               

    NAIS ~~~ Real Private Sector Discrimination!

    The National Animal Identification System (NAIS) has been promoted by USDA for over 10 years with minimal appreciation from livestock owners. Over $130,000,000 of US taxpayer money has been squandered to promote the system. Many quasi reasons for NAIS have been asserted like secret World Trade Organization treaties, export development, source/age verification, animal disease trace back, and the last inference has been food safety. None of these ploys have convinced over three million holdout US producers to be penitent and enroll their private properties into NAIS; coercion is next.

    Beyond the wearying inertia for NAIS enrollment is the hypocritical element that plagues USDA. There are, according to the new US Agriculture census, 32,834,801 beef cows. While USDA is pressing to have all beef cows cataloged on the secret NAIS federal computer, another herd is not mentioned with even a whisper. This larger herd is spread over all 50 states, and roams back and forth across Canadian, *Russian, and Mexican borders without documentation or enforcement. This huge herd is the state and federal game animal inventory. No mention of their premises, or RFIDs is in the USDA surveillance plans. The government responsibility of these numerous species is not an issue for NAIS, only enforcement of the domestic private sector livestock.

    U.S. farm livestock are contained on over three million fenced properties, but the government managed game animals are not. They have the ability to roam unfettered. This wild mingling is the fastest way to spread disease, however USDA does not concern itself with sister governmental inventories, nor do they have any plan to deal with these disease issues.

    In all fairness to the government wildlife management systems, perhaps it is not a big deal. Yet the Quality Deer Management Association says White Tail Deer number over 32,000,000. That is just the White Tail species. To look at more government animals traveling North America, how about 4,000,000 wild boar and over a million elk according to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. There are nearly a million antelope and caribou. Other wild inventory roaming over private property and federal lands include bison, bear, black tail deer, millions of mule deer, burros, moose, mountain goats, reindeer, and the terror of western ranchers, wild horses. These numbers impressively stack up well over double the beef cow inventory.

    If the federal government emphatically believes all domestic livestock should be NAIS compliant, should the federal and state government’s herd also comply? To set a good example, perhaps all feral game animals should be NAIS tagged, before demanding US farmers tag all their docile carefully managed animals? Is that a reasonable policy?

    Currently Michigan is fighting TB problems and requires NAIS mandatory enforcement on all domestic livestock. Whoa? But didn’t the first Michigan cattle to show up with TB trace their exposure to state owned wild life? Who caused the burden of 10 years of quarantines for Michigan with serious trade barriers to the commercial domestic livestock sales? How much did the free range deer of Michigan do to damage private livestock investments? Plenty!

    Yellow Stone Park has historically been a hot bed of problems to ranchers in counties and states near the park. Disease has created no major concerns for the government on their elk and buffalo herds, but financial disaster for private sector livestock nearby.

    Is NAIS about disease? Perhaps, but only in the light of insidious creeping fascism and the loss of individual rights.

    What about safe food? There are stacks of rules and regulations regarding processing of domestic red meat, but no rules affect processing of harvested deer, mostly field dressed and chilled in a remote tree. No issue of safe or diseased meat product has attracted a NAIS red flag with government owned game animals harvested.
    NAIS is said to be a human food safety issue. More U.S. human lives are lost from large game animal auto smashes than all E.coli bacteria food issues, bull fighting, Nascar, rodeo and sports related accidents.

    What about death? Some death is OK, but some death is not. According to Dr. Michael Conover, Director of the Berryman Institute at Utah State University, deer vehicle collisions are responsible for an estimated 200 human fatalities, 29,000 injuries and over $1.1 billion in property damage each year. Even more shocking, since there are over 32 million whitetails in the US, one of every 21 deer will be involved in an auto collision, mostly fatal to the deer. With over two million wild hogs in Texas alone, data is similar with auto/hog smashups.

    Enforcement, maybe? Disease is something that happens in feral game herds, but a very contrasting standard is dictated under private sector management. All US breeders of superior trophy horned penned deer must be licensed by their state Division of Wildlife. An annual Wild Animal Propagation Permit must be purchased and an inspector checks the inventory and facilities regularly. No animals can move to neighboring herds or states without a series of veterinarian inspections and certificates, at the owner’s expense. Violators face business destroying penalties.

    NAIS, many believe, is planned to become a Propagation Permit program with an inspection process for all domestic livestock just like current penned deer compliance. NAIS is about funding, government jobs, control, and enforcement income.

    A discernible prejudice is obvious between USDA’s enforcement of private sector livestock and animals owned by the government. The private sector livestock is hammered with regulations, but government animals exist with constant planned negligence—– unnoticed and unenforced. All of NAIS is a clear case of arbitrary decisions of random bureaucrats.

    Robin Hood, the legend of old, shot the king’s deer, who were eating the peasants corn fields. He and the peasants faced certain beheading if caught. Now, hundreds of years later the deer are still in the peasant’s fields. The King still owns the deer, but now the King sells hunting licenses to his subjects causing less fear of decapitation. The King also wants all peasants to buy their own computer, learn to use it, then place an NAIS chip or tag in all their own critters.

    It cannot be repeated often enough—the Constitution is a limitation on the government, not on private individuals. It is not a charter for government power, but a charter of the citizen’s protection against the government.

    Now, what was that reason for private sector NAIS again?

    *Brown bear, ocean mammals, arctic fox, water fowl, etc.

    Group Brings Vilsack 8-Point Alternative to NAIS

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    R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America

     

    Fighting for the U.S. Cattle Producer”

     

    For Immediate Release                                                                                                                           Contact: Shae Dodson, Communications Coordinator

    April 2, 2009                                                                                                                                             Phone:  406-672-8969; e-mail: sdodson@r-calfusa.com

     

     

    Washington, D.C. – In formal correspondence sent to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today, R-CALF USA has recommended an 8-point alternative course to the controversial National Animal Identification System (NAIS), originally forced on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) by the previous Administration.

     

    “R-CALF USA urges Congress and USDA to immediately and completely abandon the flawed National Animal Identification System,” said R-CALF USA President/Region VI Director Max Thornsberry, a Missouri veterinarian who also chairs the group’s animal health committee. “Instead, we recommend that Congress and USDA focus on targeted solutions to the legitimate livestock disease-related challenges faced by U.S. livestock industries, and take steps to meaningfully address legitimate food safety challenges, as are evidenced by recent and massive recalls of meat produced in U.S. slaughtering plants.”

     

    Specifically, R-CALF USA has recommended the following eight-point alternative course:

     

    1.       Prevent the importation of serious cattle diseases and pests from foreign sources by:

     

    a.       Prohibiting the importation of livestock from any country that experiences outbreaks of serious zoonotic diseases, including pests, until scientific evidence demonstrates the diseases and/or pests have been eradicated or fully controlled and there is no known risk of further spread. This recommendation includes a request for an immediate ban on live cattle imports from Canada, which harbor a heightened risk for BSE.

     

    b.       Requiring all imported livestock to be permanently and conspicuously branded with a mark of origin so identification can be made if a zoonotic disease or serious pest outbreak occurs in the exporting country subsequent to importation.

     

    c.       Requiring all livestock imported into the United States to meet health and safety standards identical to those established for the United States, including adherence to U.S. prohibitions against certain feed ingredients, pesticide use on feedstuffs, and certain livestock pharmaceuticals.

     

    d.       Requiring TB testing of all imported Mexican cattle and further requiring that all Mexican cattle remain quarantined in designated feedlots until slaughtered.

     

    e.       Reversing USDA’s efforts to carve out regions within disease-affected foreign countries in order to facilitate imports from the affected country before the disease of concern is fully controlled or eradicated.

     

    f.        Increasing the testing of all imported meat and bone meal to prohibit contaminated feed from entering the United States.

     

    2.       Adopt the surveillance and identification components of the preexisting brucellosis program, including the metal eartag and tattoo that identifies the state-of-origin and the local veterinarian who applied the identification devices, and require breeding stock not otherwise identified through breed registries to be identified at the first point of ownership transfer.   

     

    3.       State and Tribal animal health officials should be solely responsible for maintaining a statewide database for all metal tags applied within their respective jurisdictions and should continue to use the mailing address and/or the production unit identifier determined appropriate by the attending veterinarian to achieve traceback to the herd of origin should a disease event occur. Under no circumstances should the Federal government maintain a national registry of U.S. livestock or require the national registration of producers’ real property.

     

    4.       The federal government should enter into agreements with State and Tribal animal health officials to pay for the States’ and Tribal governments’ costs of identifying breeding stock and maintaining the State and Tribal databases, as well as bolstering disease surveillance at livestock collection points such as livestock auction yards and slaughtering plants, including increased surveillance for BSE.

     

    5.       The federal government should coordinate with the States and Tribes to establish electronic interface standards and to establish improved communication protocols so it can more effectively coordinate with the States and Tribes in the event of a disease outbreak.

     

    6.       The federal government should coordinate with the States and Tribes to establish improved protocols for the retention and searchability of State and Tribal health certificates, brand inspection documents and other documents used to facilitate interstate movement of livestock. 

     

    7.       Establish specific disease programs and focus increased resources toward the eradication of diseased wildlife in States where wildlife populations are known to harbor communicable diseases.

     

    8.       To address the challenge of increased incidences of tainted meat products, Congress and USDA must substantially reform the current hands-off inspection system known as Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP). HACCP has fundamentally failed to ensure adequate sanitary practices at major slaughterhouse establishments.  As part of the HACCP reform, Congress should implement a requirement that meat sold at retail and at food service establishments be traceable back to the slaughterhouse that produced the meat from live animals, not just back to the processor that may have further processed tainted meat. This simple improvement would enable investigators to determine and address the actual source of meat contamination – primarily the unsanitary conditions that allow enteric-origin pathogens, such as E. coli O157:H7, to contaminate otherwise healthful meat.

     

    “R-CALF USA appreciates the Secretary’s consideration of these recommendations and we look forward to working with the Secretary to enhance our nation’s animal disease preparedness in a manner that builds upon our past successes and does not infringe on the rights and privileges of U.S. livestock producers,” Thornsberry concluded.

     

    Note: To view/download a copy of the letter to Vilsack, please visit the “Animal ID” link at www.r-calfusa.com.

     

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    R-CALF USA (Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the continued profitability and viability of the U.S. cattle industry. R-CALF USA represents thousands of U.S. cattle producers on trade and marketing issues. Members are located across 47 states and are primarily cow/calf operators, cattle backgrounders, and/or feedlot owners. R-CALF USA directors and committee chairs are extremely active unpaid volunteers. R-CALF USA has dozens of affiliate organizations and various main-street businesses are associate members. For more information, visit www.r-calfusa.com  or, call 406-252-2516.   

     

    Promise for Change? Not for U.S. Livestock Producers When It Comes to NAIS

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    R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America

     

    Fighting for the U.S. Cattle Producer”

     

    For Immediate Release                                                                               Contact: Shae Dodson, Communications Coordinator

    March 12 2009                                                                                       Phone:  406-672-8969; e-mail: sdodson@r-calfusa.com

     

    Washington, D.C. – “It’s business as usual in Washington, D.C., regarding how Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) continue to ignore the interests of hard-working U.S. livestock producers,” said R-CALF USA President/Region VI Director Max Thornsberry, after testifying yesterday on USDA’s proposed National Animal Identification System (NAIS) before the U.S. House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry. 

     

    “It is unbelievable, but true, that the new USDA was represented by the very people who already spent over $100 million in taxpayer dollars during the old Administration to coerce U.S. livestock producers into surrendering their private property rights just to appease the international World Trade Organization (WTO), which wants every U.S. farm and ranch and every U.S. farm animal to be registered in a federal database,” Thornsberry said.

     

    Also yesterday, Congress passed the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, which awarded USDA an additional $14.5 million so it could continue its pursuit of NAIS.

     

    Veterinarian John Clifford, who is the Deputy Administrator of Veterinary Services for USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), testified in support of NAIS on the grounds that, “Establishing an internationally recognized system of traceability will enhance the competitiveness of U.S. exports and animal products.” 

     

    But Thornsberry testified that imposing costs on U.S. livestock producers and requiring them to surrender their personal and real property to a federal database in order to comply with international edicts is “a wholly inappropriate consideration for the exercise of APHIS’ authority pursuant to the Animal Health Protection Act of 2002…It is clear that USDA decided to conform to international standards and is now working backward to invent the need to impose this burdensome NAIS on U.S. livestock producers.”

     

    Thornsberry said he was particularly disheartened by the fact that comments and questions made by members of Congress at the hearing demonstrated a belief that NAIS would miraculously address food safety problems.

     

    “NAIS is not a food safety issue,” he emphasized. “If Congress wants to solve the food safety problems associated with the unprecedented recalls involving meat contaminated by pathogens such as E. coli, then it needs to trace these problems to their source: the unsanitary conditions at corporate meatpacking plants, which are not being properly policed by USDA. Holding livestock producers accountable for meat recalls caused by corporate meatpackers is, unfortunately, business as usual.”  

     

    Thornsberry also criticized USDA’s continued use of what he called “fear tactics.” 

     

    APHIS’ Clifford testified that if foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) were introduced into the U.S., the U.S. would not be able to get ahead of the disease without NAIS. 

     

    “This is absurd,” said Thornsberry. “When a fast spreading disease like FMD is found, the way to control the disease is to immediately draw a geographical circle around the outbreak and restrict any livestock movement beyond the circle. You certainly don’t want to waste precious time trying to identify where every individual animal was born.”

     

    Clifford also testified that the current U.S. animal disease system has not worked, and NAIS is now needed to protect the U.S. livestock industry from the spread of disease. Thornsberry countered that the current system has worked well to control and eradicate many serious diseases, including brucellosis and bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB). 

     

    “If USDA would quit allowing Mexican cattle with bovine TB into the U.S., we could prevent the 75 percent of bovine TB detected in U.S. slaughtering plants that are known to originate in Mexico,” Thornsberry pointed out. 

     

    “If Congress and USDA are serious about preventing the spread of animal diseases, they first need to strengthen our border controls to prevent the continued reintroduction of diseases into the United States,” he continued. “There is absolutely no need to require individual producers to register their livestock and their real estate in a federal registry.”

     

    Thornsberry testified that Congress and USDA should immediately cease all efforts to implement NAIS and should, instead: 1) prevent the importation of serious cattle diseases and pests from foreign sources; 2) adopt the surveillance and identification components of the preexisting brucellosis program and require all breeding stock to be identified; 3) have States and Tribes maintain databases of breeding stock and allow local veterinarians to decide how best to identify the production unit where animals originate, without requiring federal registration of real property or livestock; 4) require the federal government to assist States and Tribes in maintaining their respective databases and in conducting more disease surveillance; and, 5) focus on eradicating diseases in wildlife populations.

     

    “Rather than listen to the recommendations of actual livestock producers, Congress and USDA are listening to the eartag companies and meatpackers that stand to make millions of dollars, if not billions, off NAIS,” Thornsberry said.

     

    “It truly is business as usual in D.C.,” he concluded.

     

    Note: A copy of Thornsberry’s written and oral testimony is available under the “Animal Identification” link at             www.r-calfusa.com, or by contacting R-CALF USA Communications Coordinator Shae Dodson at the phone number or e-mail address listed above. Media who need a mug shot of Thornsberry also should contact Dodson.

     

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    R-CALF USA (Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the continued profitability and viability of the U.S. cattle industry. R-CALF USA represents thousands of U.S. cattle producers on trade and marketin! g issues. Members are located across 47 states and are primarily cow/calf operators, cattle backgrounders, and/or feedlot owners. R-CALF USA directors and committee chairs are extremely active unpaid volunteers. R-CALF USA has dozens of affiliate organizations and various main-street businesses are associate members. For more information, visit www.r-calfusa.com  or, call 406-252-2516.   

     

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    NAIS ALERT!!! H.R. 814 will make NAIS a federal law

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    NAIS ALERT!!!  H.R. 814 will make NAIS a federal law

     

    http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.814:

    To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, and the Egg Products Inspection Act to improve the safety of food, meat, and poultry products through enhanced traceability, and for other purposes.

    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

    February 3, 2009

    Ms. DEGETTE (for herself, Ms. BORDALLO, Mr. NADLER of New York, and Ms. DELAURO) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

    H.R. 814 called the [Tracing and Recalling Agricultural Contamination Everywhere Act of 2009] or, [The Trace Act of 2009] is nothing less than the federal intent to mandate the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) and of course “and for other purposes”.

     

    SEC. 26. TRACEABILITY OF LIVESTOCK, MEAT, AND MEAT PRODUCTS.

     

    `(a) Definition of Traceability- In this section, the term `traceability’ means the ability to retrieve the history, use, and location of an article through a recordkeeping and audit system or registered identification.

     

    `(b) Requirements-

    `(1) IN GENERAL- Cattle, sheep, swine, goats, and horses, mules, and other equines presented for slaughter for human food purposes, and the carcasses or parts of carcasses and the meat and meat food products of those animals, shipped in interstate commerce shall be identified in a manner that enables the Secretary to trace—

     

    `(A) each animal to any premises or other location at which the animal was held at any time before slaughter; and

     

    `(B) each carcass or part of a carcass and meat and meat food product of such animals forward from slaughter through processing and distribution to the ultimate consumer.

     

    `(2) TRACEABILITY SYSTEM- Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this section, the Secretary shall establish a traceability system for all stages of production, processing, and distribution of meat and meat food products that are produced through the slaughter of animals described in paragraph (1).

     

    `(c) Prohibition or Restriction on Entry- The Secretary may prohibit or restrict entry into any slaughtering establishment inspected under this Act of any cattle, sheep, swine, goats, or horses, mules, or other equines not identified as prescribed by the Secretary under subsection (b).

     

    Apparently USDA was inefficient in its efforts to forcibly overtake the US food supplies and the federal government has found it necessary to intervene and make mandatory the implementation of NAIS on all levels. 

     

    SEC. 26. TRACEABILITY OF LIVESTOCK, MEAT, AND MEAT PRODUCTS.

     

    (g) Relation to Country of Origin Labeling- Nothing contained in this section prevents or interferes with implementation of the country of origin labeling requirements of subtitle D of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1638 et seq.).’.

     

    Isn’t this section a hoot!  No mention is made of the labeling law passed in 2005 requiring the country of origin to be listed on the label of foods, or, the listing of cloned, genetically altered or mutated foods.  A law which this same government has refused to enforce in deference to corporate donors who know the garbage they are packaging and selling isn’t fit for human consumption.

     

    H.R. 814 is clearly nothing less than the federal legislation converting NAIS from a bad a idea to horrendous plan for seizing food production from any source in the US and handing it over to Frankenfood industrialized factory farms on behalf of the bio-pirates who have apparently bought and paid for this legislation.

     

    Ms. Degette, Ms. Bordallo, and Mr. Nadler should all be removed from office.  In fact anyone supporting or voting to pass this latest piece of anti-American garbage should be run out of the country. 

     

    When will we stop abiding traitors, corporate whores and world government advocates in the government of the sovereign United States?  Our House and Senate on both sides are filled with individuals who have neither patriotism nor loyalty to this country and who work to dismantle our Republic, our freedom and our way of life.

     

    The three “public servants” sponsoring this bill are just a small trio in what has become the wholesale destruction of our nation perpetrated by one corrupted congress after another.

     

    What will it take for the American public to stand up and say “enough!”. 

     

    © 2009 Marti Oakley

     

     

    Stop NAIS – Protect your right to farm and to eat local food!

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    Alert of the Week:

     

    Stop NAIS – Protect your right to farm and to eat local food!    

    The USDA has proposed a rule to require all farms and ranches where animals are raised to be registered in a federal database under the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) for existing disease control programs. The draft rule covers programs for cattle, sheep, goats, and swine. It also sets the stage for the entire NAIS program to be mandated for everyone, including anyone who owns even one livestock animal, for example, a single chicken or a horse. It is critical that the USDA and Congress hear from the hundreds of thousands of people who will be adversely affected by the NAIS program. This includes not only animal owners, but also consumers who care about local and sustainable foods, taxpayers who object to wasteful government programs, and advocates for a safer food system.

    Take action today!

     

    http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_16812.cfm

    Exposing Wisconsin’s civil rights and criminal abuse against its farmers

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    Article Linkhttp://www.opednews.com/articles/Exposing-Wisconsin-s-civil-by-Linn-Cohen-Cole-090207-584.html

     

    I have written here before about Mr. Paul Griepentrogwww.opednews.com/articles/In-Wisconsin–The-bell-t-by-Linn-Cohen-Cole-090130-138.html and posted a letter www.opednews.com/articles/Pre-inauguration-reality–by-Linn-Cohen-Cole-090119-205.html and an article he wrote himself.www.opednews.com/articles/A-farmer-and-NAIS-by-Paul-Martin-Griepe-090128-243.html

     

    Bush’s USDA promoted NAIS (Premises ID goes along with it) as voluntary though in most states, farmers are led to believe it is mandatory and many means have been used to force them on involuntarily.   Bush suddenly made it mandatory in the last few months before he left.

     

    NAIS is one of the Bush regulations receiving an extended (60 day) comment period) by the USDA, though comments have no force.  Monsanto helped write it, Vilsack heads the USDA and is a Monsanto crony and Vilsack has been pushing it strongly.

     

    Farm groups have sued the USDA to halt it entirely. www.opednews.com/articles/Legal-Defense-Fund-Files-S-by-Farm-to-Consumer-L-080715-264.html

     

    All that said, the DATCP in Wisconsin has itself made NAIS mandatory, making the state a darling of the corporations pushing it. Though the Amish who have very clear and fundamental religious precepts forbidding them from such identification and numbering, Mr. Emmanuel Miller has already been charged by the state for not registering, and Mr. Griepentrog who been donating his time to help him, working “pro se” (doing the legal work himself though he is not a lawyer), is being threatened now.  

     

    What is happening to Mr. Griepentrog reflects Wisconsin’s DATCP methods of ramming farmers as fast as possible and by any means – even terrorizing and illegal – onto Premises ID.  In mild terms, this could be called regulatory abuse.  In legal terms, there are issues here of violations of civil rights, of anti-trust issues, and of criminal conspiracy.

     

    Below is my letter to Rodney J. Nilsestuen, the head of the DATCP in Wisconsin.  I encourage all of you who read it to write Mr. Nilsestuen yourselves.  His address and email are included.  The last thing the corporations or their corrupted government agencies want is national attention to the harm they are doing and your contact will let them know that we across the country now have Paul Griepentrog’s back, as well as that of the Amish and all the farmers in Wisconsin.  

     

    You can write to Governor Nilsestuen at this address:

     

    Rodney J. Nilsestuen
    Secretary of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection
    P.O. Box 8911
    Madison, WI 53708-8911

    rod.nilsestuen@wisconsin.gov 

    NAIS: USDA plans to seize land and livestock

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    A January 09, 2009 article touting the National Animal Identification System, by the USDA, is nothing less than creative advertising meant to sell an unwanted and unneeded product.  If the need for such a system was real, it would be an admittance by USDA, the agency which swallows up millions of taxpayer dollars each year, was not capable of performing the tasks assigned to it.  Isn’t that fraud?

     

    USDA never alludes to its ignoring of Johnes disease which is the scourge of bovine herds.  No attempts by USDA to eradicate the disease or to stop its spread among herds while they attempt to convince livestock producers NAIS is a good and necessary tool.

     

    [In 2004 the USDA estimated the Johne’s infection rate to be at 20%. Today, reliable estimates reveal over 60% of the nation’s dairy herds are co-mingled with Johne’s positive cows, a 300% increase in only four years, but the USDA doesn’t feel this is a problem worth their time. The USDA appears comfortable with this major epidemic, and has no plan for acceleration about the problem.

     

    The USDA, with their own data, estimates an annual financial loss as a result of Johne’s in dairy herds to be $200,000,000. For one year the Johne’s loss is nearly as much as USDA has invested in promoting NAIS during the past 6 years. This annual loss is more than 1000% over the eradication costs of the US Avian Influenza fiasco, a statistic USDA tosses out to tout the serious need of an NAIS mandatory system.]

    http://www.naissucks.com/index.php?con=nais_not_about_disease

     

    This one issue alone, because of its scope and financial costs is the clear indicator that the program known as NAIS is NOT about tracking disease in US herds. Its is plainly and simply a tool being used to gain control and access to food production and to the land which is being used as collateral on the debt incurred bailing out Wall Street. 

     

    If this claim of protecting the food supply were valid, why would there be any need to register your property with a Premises ID?  Simple vet tags now used identify not only the livestock, but also the vet who issued the tag and by extension the farm or ranch that obtained the vet certification.  No processor will accept delivery on a non-vet certified shipment of beef.  So where is this big national threat of not being able to track it? 

     

    According to Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA):

     

    About 15% of all beef consumed in the United States is imported.  Imported beef is either processed separately of MIXED WITH DOMESTIC product. (emphasis, mine)

    http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=10528&page=13

     

    As USDA knows all too well, contamination occurs at the point of processing at least 90% of the time, not in production.  USDA also knows that countries importing to the US many times either do not have the same health standards, or fail to implement health and sanitation standards, yet the agency has failed to prohibit imports on any level.

     

    USDA with its proclivity for pandering to mega-corporations made sure there were provisions in the NAIS to relieve corporate producers from experiencing any significant costs that might affect their bottom lines.  For these special groups, livestock can be registered in lots and fees paid as if there was only one head.  The true costs of NAIS will be passed on to the small and independent producers.  The only real intent of the USDA is to eradicate these independents and allow corporations to seize control of production.

     

    IF NAIS was simply a disease tracking tool, why do our pets have to be chipped and tracked also?  Was someone planning to start slaughtering and selling dogs and cats?  USDA wants every domestic animal, of any kind, owned for any reason to be RFID chipped.  Now what the hell would domestic pets have to do with stopping contamination or disease in livestock herds meant for human consumption.

    The obvious false scenario’s planted wherever anyone will give USDA ink space are indicative of an agency on a mission for which it has neither the constitutional nor lawful authority to impose.  NAIS has nothing to do with protecting the food supply or tracking disease.  It is simply one more brick in the wall along with REAL ID and the total surveillance society being assembled a piece at a time by various agencies which have neither authority or rights to do so.

    NO NAIS…NOT NOW….NOT EVER!

    © 2009 Marti Oakley

    CHOOSE YOUR CURE

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    CHOOSE YOUR CURE
     
    For the last month I have become sick and tired of TV news that hourly comes up with a new super criminal, either elected, or a private thief.  Jessie James, Al Capone, Bonny and Clyde, are all small change compared to the contemporary shysters the likes of Bernie Madoff and the Wall Street gangsters who don’t just rob the train, but haul all the nation’s money away in a fleet of armored trucks.  Not just looting the other bad guys, but stealing their own mother’s savings! 
     
    So, I watch old Westerns where the good guy always wins.
     
    Livestock publications like Beef, Drovers, and National Cattleman know people like clean and nice stuff so they print the weekly NAIS promotion releases. The NAIS program claims it can stop all disease and save the world.  USDA offers a positive pablum message, but  void of all cost considerations. 
     
    USDA has billions to work with.  They hold court on Independence Avenue in what was the largest office compound in the world.  There is something about the authority of making enforcements from the power of a narcissistic filled over two million square foot stone carved building that makes them —- feel — faultless.  Then out in the corral dealing with cattle, horses and managing a farm—-what could these humble people possibly know about livestock and disease?
     
    The experience of stepping in real bull dust every day will provide valid lessons totally clashing with the marble halls of USDA.  There is an opinion of the regulators, and an opinion of the regulated—totally different.
     
    Check this link putting NAIS in perspective so even (well meaning) people in DC can understand it.  This short video narrated by Henry Lamb represents the view of the regulated.  This is produced by Sovereignty International, Bx 191, Hollow Rock, TN 38342.
     
     
    For a second opinion on NAIS this film is produced by Liberty Ark Coalition. 
     
     
    For additional videos and You Tube testimonies about NAIS go to www.naisSTINKS.com.  Over 80 of the best documented NAIS articles reprinted from leading publications all over the world.  Those fighting to preserve the freedom of the family farm are welcome to make reprints and forward.  Join this important freedom fight for all the right reasons.  Darol Dickinson
     
     
     

    The CTLR Position Statement on NAIS.

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    http://www.naissucks.com/index.php?con=ctlr

     

    The CTLR Position Statement on NAIS.

    The Cattlemen’s Texas Longhorn Registry does not support any form of a mandatory National Animal Identification System (NAIS), including mandatory premises registration, animal identification, and/or government-mandated animal tracking. We are deeply concerned how such legislation would affect the wellbeing of our irreplaceable genetic base of this heritage breed.-

    NAIS invades our privacy and violates the 1st, 4th, 5th, and 14th Amendments to the Constitution of the United States. NAIS, and any program like it, would adversely affect availability of locally produced, healthy food. The safety and security of our food supply is best protected when producers are responsible for sustaining a healthy herd and ecosystem. Government databases, in contrast, do not improve the health of the animals and are technologically vulnerable.

    We advocate cattle be kept in their natural environment where instincts influence their behavior. We discourage confined feeding and unnecessary handling that are responsible for most bovine injuries and illnesses. Producers should remain free to move animals, while complying with current animal health requirements, without the added burden of reporting such movement to the custodian of a surveillance archive. Any government requirements limiting the free movement, sale, or use of animals should be clearly supported by scientific evidence showing that the animal health benefits to be obtained outweigh the costs in time, money, and the loss of freedom.

    We support marketing of locally produced foods grown on sustainable farms. If an animal identification system benefits the export market, then it should be market driven with voluntary participation of those who will benefit from export. Independent producers and taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize the system. NAIS will not improve animal health or prevent the spread of disease, but it would cost producers, consumers and taxpayers higher fees to maintain databases that benefit only a few corporations. Tracking should be left to private enterprise utilizing Process Verified Programs that assure product quality and compassionate and humane standards of production.

    We believe the NAIS is a leap away from democracy and our Bill of Rights. It is the first of many steps to follow that strip away citizens’ freedoms in favor of corporate dominance that will ultimately trap this country into dependence on foreign commodities. We support the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance in their position of opposition to a NAIS. We encourage our members to contact their legislators and request legislation that bars a mandatory program, stops government funding, and protects individuals from coercion or pressure to participate in any voluntary program.

    Links for more information about NAIS

    http://www.farmandranchfreedom.org/ Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance

    http://libertyark.net/ Liberty Ark Coalition

    http://www.tofga.org/index.php?page=26&pp=1&lang=51 Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association

    http://www.westonaprice.org/federalupdate/aa2006/infoalert_041006.html Weston A. Price Foundation

    http://www.ruralheritage.com/search_zone.cgi?searchZone=content&search=nais Rural Heritage

    http://albc-usa.org/news.html American Livestock Breeds Conservancy

    http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hYssebw3_FRuof2bdR1YdCo8OgXA Latest news linking cancer to implanted microchips

    http://www.alternet.org/rights/62858/  NAIS Truths

    Read the full statement here:

    http://www.naissucks.com/index.php?con=ctlr

    NAIS…..The USDA assault on farms, ranches and livestock continues

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    I encourage EVERYONE to comment on this proposed rule, even if you do not own the livestock currently proposed to be affected (this opens the door to the rest) AND even if you will never own any livestock.  If you like to eat local foods, this WILL affect you.

    Comments on Docket No. APHIS–2007–0096 Official Animal Identification Numbering Systems

    January 24, 2009

    This proposal is nothing more than a back door approach to implement a mandatory NAIS.  What happened to the USDA’s often stated claim “NAIS is voluntary with a capital ‘V’”!

    You cite:

    “Executive Order 12866 and Regulatory Flexibility Act

    This proposed rule has been reviewed under Executive Order 12866. The rule has been determined to be not significant for the purposes of Executive Order 12866 and, therefore, has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget.”

    How can this be?  The first paragraph of Executive Order 12866 and Regulatory Flexibility Act states:

    “The American people deserve a regulatory system that works for them, not against them: a regulatory system that protects and improves their health, safety, environment, and well-being and improves the performance of the economy without imposing unacceptable or unreasonable costs on society; regulatory policies that recognize that the private sector and private markets are the best engine for economic growth; regulatory approaches that respect the role of State, local, and tribal governments; and regulations that are effective, consistent, sensible, and understandable. We do not have such a regulatory system today.”

    And

    Section 1.  Statement of Regulatory Philosophy and Principles. (a) The Regulatory Philosophy. Federal agencies should promulgate only such regulations as are required by law, are necessary to interpret the law, or are made necessary by compelling public need, such as material failures of private markets to protect or improve the health and safety of the public, the environment, or the well-being of the American p eople. In deciding whether and how to regulate, agencies should assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives, including the alternative of not regulating. Costs and benefits shall be understood to include both quantifiable measures (to the fullest extent that these can be usefully estimated) and qualitative measures of costs and benefits that are difficult to quantify, but nevertheless essential to consider. Further, in choosing among alternative regulatory approaches, agencies should select those approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety, and other advantages; distributive impacts; and equity), unless a statute requires another regulatory approach.”

    I submit that you are violating this act by not first having this proposal reviewed by the OMB and by not making public the cost/benefit analysis completed by Kansas State University.

    NAIS will directly affect my ability to raise and sell breeding stock to other people and 4-H children when they discover that they must register their ‘premises’ (property) in a federal database for a program whose true costs and requirements are yet unknown!  I view NAIS as a direct threat to the continued survival of rare and endangered species of livestock.

    NAIS will do nothing to stop disease from entering this country.  It is an ‘after the fact’ reaction.  It will also do nothing to stop disease from entering our food chain because it ends at the slaughterhouse door.  The large recalls that have occurred in the past few years were all from contamination that occurred in either the slaughterhouse, the packing industry or at the retail level, NOT on the farm itself!

    On page 1635, column 1, paragraph 3, the proposed rule states:

    “It is not our intent at this time to set a date by which AIN eartags in adult animals must conform to the 840 standard.”

    The wording of this sentence indicates that you DO intend to do just that in the future.  Requiring livestock owners to retag animals at some point in the future will be a terrible economic burden.

    On page 1635, column 2, paragraph 1, the proposed rule states:

    the fundamental purpose of a PIN is to identify locations in the United States where livestock and/or poultry are housed or kept.

    And

    When animal health officials know where at risk animals and locations are and have accurate, up-to-date contact information for their owners, they can respond quickly and strategically to prevent disease spread.”

    There is no way this database can ever be 100% accurate!  I have a very real fear that your agency will look at as just that, especially after listening to numerous USDA officials speak.

    Your often cited reason for NAIS is ‘mad cow’ disease and the need to trace where said cow went.  Not ONE of the cows who tested positive for BSE originated in this country!  Each one of them was imported from Canada yet you consistently water down the import requirements!

    On page 1635, column 2, paragraph 3, the proposed rule states:

    Because the use of a single numbering system to represent premises in all animal-health data systems would help to standardize information and to enhance existing disease-tracing and emergency-response capabilities, we are proposing to remove the PIN format that uses the State postal abbreviation and are proposing to create a single national format for the PIN by requiring that all PINs issued on or after the date on which this proposed rule becomes effective would have to use the seven character alphanumeric code format.

    If the FIN (flock identification number) “serves the sheep and goat population well”, and will be continued under this proposal, why the need to change from the current state postal code numbering system for other species of livestock?

    In addition, storing all PIN’s in a single database at the USDA will be far less secure than the current system of storing locations at the state/territory/tribe level.  It is well known that any computer system can be ‘hacked into”.  The USDA’s own system has been a victim of this in the past with social security numbers for private individuals stolen.  If an individual or group wants to contaminate our food supply, how much easier could it be if the location of every producer is stored in one massive database?! 

    On page 1637, column 2, paragraph 3, the proposed rule states:

    We do not currently have all the data necessary for a comprehensive analysis of the effects of this proposed rule on small entities. Therefore, we are inviting comments concerning potential effects.  In particular, we are interested in determining the potential costs to eartag manufacturers and livestock producers.

    According to a recent FOIA request for copies of the completed ‘NAIS Cost-Benefit Analysis’, the USDA has a 438 page report from Kansas State University.  This FOIA request was denied.  What happened to ‘transparency in government’?

    According to your grant proposal, you paid Kansas State $50,000 of taxpayer money for this study.  Why has this report not been made public? 

    Why are you, once again, submitting a proposed rule for a program which you cannot or will not state the actual costs to the producers themselves?

    On page 1637, column 3, paragraph 3, the proposed rule states:

    These potential costs may be passed on to livestock producers that purchase the new eartags. We do not have data to quantitatively estimate these potential costs at this time, and welcome public comment from affected entities with this information.”

    In this economy, where small farmers are already struggling to make ends meet, why do you propose that these costs be passed on to the producer?  Especially by technology companies who stand to gain windfall profits from the implementation of this system?  This latter fact has been clearly reported in numerous technology journals and memos/reports to stockholders from the approved tag/RFID manufacturers.

    It would be far more cost effective and safer for humans if the $130 million of taxpayer money that has been spent so far trying to implement this expensive, intrusive system had been spent on a software system that would be compatible with the current systems in use AND by increasing the number of inspectors at our portals of entry and at the slaughterhouse/processing level.  Then, and only then, would our food be safer.

    When NAIS drives all the small farmers out, where will people go to buy their locally grown and wholesome food?

    When NAIS drives all the small farmers out, we will become increasingly dependent on importing food, just as we have become increasingly dependent on importing oil.

    When NAIS causes parents to pull their children out of 4-H and Future Farmers of America, what will the cost be to society?  Raising animals teaches children responsibility, improves their self-esteem, teaches them the value of ‘community’ and makes them less likely to engage in criminal activity.

    When NAIS drives all of us who raise rare and endangered breeds out, where will the larger producers go when they need to improve the genetic strength of their commercial breeds?

    Karen Nowak

    Pond Ridge Farm

    Brookfield, NY

    Mandatory Equine Licenses Enacted

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    by Darol Dickinson~~ 1-26-09

    The New Hampshire Municipal Association proudly touts a new special “equine” tax that will increase jobs and create new state income from the estimated 24,000 equine in New Hampshire. A licensing of each and every equine is proposed to be effective July 1, 2009. This is a tax of $25 per horse (equine) and in cases of refusal to comply, the state adds another $50 to slap the cowboys in line. It isn’t a smoke screen about export, food safety or disease, it is just a new state income.

    Beyond the state lines of New Hampshire, the USDA has been at war with livestock owners to coerce enrollment in the National Animal Identification System (NAIS), a multi-billion dollar scheme to computerize, number and create a permanent surveillance system on all US livestock. This plot is the mother of all numbering scenarios. With the commerce of all US livestock, at the end of three years the total computer movements recorded, and paid for by animal owners, would eclipse the number of the earth’s human population.

    These draconian sounding tax collection schemes, although totally putrid to animal lovers, are completely sane to bureau-rats who’s salary increases, retirement and weekly sustenance depend on innovative ways to transfer wealth from the regulated to the regulators.

    Just down the trail to New York 88 new taxes have been deviously hatched by the lowly staff of Governor David Paterson to help pay for his flawed $15.4 billion budget gap. Hookers who have enjoyed a tax break on work clothes worth less than $110, won’t any more. An 18% increase on sodas is proposed; higher gas tax, increased taxi tax, boats, cars, rental car taxes, cigars, iPods, etc. Plush governmental cubicles high in the New York sky are filled with think-tank devious minds searching the alleys for a new tax source to increase the regulator’s revenue. New York Conservative Party Chairman, Michael Long says, “You’re (Gov. Paterson) sending notice to the people of New York that we really don’t want you here.”

    Tribute ideas like the USDA’s NAIS, horse licensing and the New York taxationists search the world over to locate new and innovative collection methods. It is one thing to develop a new tax and another to collect it. That is where enforcements are enacted with fines, late penalties, and refusal-to-comply fees.

    In Australia a tax called the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) has been operational for several years. Herds of computer toting Biosecurity Officers now stalk the Outback to locate animal owners out of compliance; conviction is up to a $4000 fine for not registering a livestock premises.

    The love of companion animals is multiplying in affection world wide. What a sadistic way to create funding, to assess a new tribute for pets, livestock and beloved family animals. Animal licensing is the contemporary government way to tax not just the animal, but the joy and profit of livestock ownership.

    In New Hampshire it starts out,

     

     

    In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nine, and then explains for Equine Licenses. Amend RSA 435, Sec 41, etc. In a scoop shovel it is proposed, $25 per year, every year, and each animal must have a number. The number process approved by the USDA is a computer chip, surgically injected under the skin by a USDA licensed veterinarian at a fee of $75 to $125 per equine, depending on how many in the remuda.

    The Fiscal Impact: “The Department of Agriculture, Markets, and Food and the New Hampshire Municipal Association estimates this bill will increase state and local revenue, and increase local expenditures by an indeterminable amount in FY 2010 and each year thereafter. There will be no fiscal impact on county revenue or state and county expenditures.”

    On July 1, will the horse owners of New Hampshire migrate to other states or will a large population of equine feces machines establish residence on the Concord State Capitol lawn?

    This may be the time and place to rethink the New Hampshire motto: “LIVE FREE OR DIE.”

    First Australia, the NAIS, the New Hampshire Equine Licenses—-all innovations of hostage taxation, which is a spreading livestock disease in itself. The mystery of expanding government is not how it works, but how in the world to make it stop!

     

    More info

     

    http://www.naisSTINKS.com, Australian Biosecurity, http://www.dpi.qld.gov.au.

     

     

     

     

    Mandatory Equine Licenses Enacted

    NAIS ALERT!!!

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    FA-RM  Is another website we found that is dedicated to fighting back against NAIS.  Visit their site to read the full article on the latest move by the USDA to make NAIS mandatory. 

    http://www.fa-rm.org/blog/2009/01/action-alert-on-nais-usda-is-moving.html

    Saturday, January 17, 2009

    ACTION ALERT on NAIS: USDA is Moving Fast!

    “Excerpted from the full aricle:

    In regard to advancing NAIS, the four most important aspects of the USDA/APHIS Jan. 13, 2009 rule are:

    1. As of the effective date of the final rule, the NAIS Premises ID Number (PIN) would be the only form of PIN allowed for certain official uses.
    (Note on timing — the comment period is open until March 16, 2009. Then USDA reviews the comments and at some point can issue a final rule. That date of issuance would be the effective date for the mandatory assignments of the NAIS Premises IDs.

    However, a large number of unfavorable comments might result in the postponement, or even retraction or cancellation, of the rule.)

    2. Although the system announced in this proposed rule supposedly permits the continued use of the National Uniform Eartagging System (traditionally, metal tags) and a “premises-based numbering system,” in fact, these systems would be used in the same way as NAIS Animal Identification Numbers. The older forms of eartags and individual IDs would all be connected into the NAIS Premises ID database through the Animal Identification Number Management System (“AINMS,” the USDA system that keeps track of what individual animal identification number is assigned to what farm or ranch). In other words,

    under the system of this proposed rule, anytime a farmer/rancher has metal tags applied to livestock (such as for TB or brucellosis testing), the farm/ranch will be placed into the NAIS Premises ID system and the numbers on the tags will be tied to the farm/ranch through the USDA’s AINMS system.

    3. Some requirements are being added for official eartags and these new requirements might make it very difficult or even impossible to obtain metal tags instead of the NAIS tags.

    The additional requirements include a “U.S. shield” printed on each tag, and tags must be “tamper-resistant and have a high retention rate in the animal.” The APHIS Administrator must approve all tags. The NAIS tags now available already meet these standards. It is not clear that metal tags have ever been judged by these standards, so it is possible that the APHIS Administrator could fail to approve metal and other non-NAIS tags.

    Also, tag manufacturers will have a clear self-interest in abandoning production of cheap metal tags in favor of expensive NAIS RFID tags, so non-NAIS forms of tags may quickly become extinct.

    4. The addition of a definition of the AINMS to the animal-disease program rules in the Code of Federal Regulations is huge.

    Previously the AINMS has only been defined in the non-rule NAIS informational documents (Draft Strategic Plan, User Guide, Business Plan, etc.) so it did not have any defined legal status.

    Now this proposed rule adds a definition of the AINMS and also provides that eventually the AINMS will be used to tie all types of “official” tags — not just the NAIS 15-digit tags — to a NAIS registered premises. The proposed rule accomplishes essentially a mandatory system for the first 2 elements of NAIS — NAIS premises ID and NAIS individual animal ID. The only difference from the original NAIS plan is that now the metal tags and other traditional forms of individual ID have become additional forms of numbering/tagging that are used as part of NAIS.

    Note that even if your state has passed a law to keep NAIS “voluntary,” that will not necessarily save you from this rule. The Federal Register notice specifically states: “All State and local laws and regulations that are in conflict with this rule will be preempted.” (p. 1638.)

    However, if you are working to pass a state law limiting NAIS in the present legislative session, keep working — such a law could still be very important. It shows the opposition of animal owners and consumers to NAIS, which may help get the rule postponed or rescinded. In addition, the question of whether this rule would pre-empt contrary state laws in all circumstances may someday be open to legal challenge.” (end quote)

     

    Read the fullarticle here: http://www.fa-rm.org/blog/2009/01/action-alert-on-nais-usda-is-moving.html

    I urge everyone to sumbit comments on this sneak introduction of NAIS onto producers and consumers via the Federal Rulemaking Portal. The proposed rules may be read in full here in the Federal Register. Clearly state that your comment refers to Docket # APHIS-2007-0096.

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    NAIS……the lastest attempt to steal your land

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    With any governmental agency, the words used in any law, regulation, rule or other declaration by the government or its agencies must be carefully scrutinized. What may seem to be nothing more than a simple word-swap may actually be a new legal definition and one that may come back to haunt you. Under NAIS the term [property] is swapped for Premises.

    Property is the term used to indicate private ownership of a thing such as land or animals and is protected by rights in the Constitution. It does signify legal ownership, and who is the legal owner and allows you access to a Civil Court and protection under the Constitution.

    Premises is a term derived from the International Law of Contracts which are the international rules, for conducting business, usually corporate, whereby [non-human entities] are declared to be [persons]. Agreeing to the redefining of [property] and to the conversion to premises, eliminates civil protections and redefines you as an [legal entity] who may or may not own the thing in question. This also subjects you to Administrative Courts using statute and codes which are derived from the International Law of Contracts (ILC) and prohibits any use of rights enumerated or otherwise within the constitution.

    NAIS is a contract!

    Any time you sign your name to any government program you have effectively entered into a contract. NAIS is a contractual agreement between you, the individual land owner/livestock owner, and the USDA acting as agent for the federal government, or your state agriculture department acting as agent. Using the ILC’s own rules, no contract is valid unless all parties are fully apprised of ALL provisions and terms of the contract.

    NAIS has intentionally not revealed ALL aspects of the contract, or the real intent of the program. This renders any attempts to mandate compliance as null and void.

    Neither the government nor its agencies or agents have listed any limits with regard to any authority any or all of them may now assume or implement as a result of rule making or changes to policies, mandates and regulations. This means you do NOT know all the terms of the contract.

    Neither is NAIS an [adhesion contract] wherein the terms and conditions of the contract never, ever change because USDA or even Congress can change the rules and regulations at any time.

    Since the USDA is a self regulating and rule making agency, in effect making its own laws and enforcing them at will, rules could be changed at a later date drastically affecting everyone who has entered into this contract.

    When those of you who [voluntarily] signed up for Premises ID and animal registration signed your name to what is a contract between you and the Federal government, did you not notice the contract provided no limitations or restrictions regarding the authority you just conveyed to the Federal government?

    Did you notice not one word was said about limiting the actions of agencies such as the USDA and no protections against unwarranted search and seizure or other legal actions were afforded to you?

    So what did you actually sign up for?

    Voluntarily or even by forced mandate, you have given up your rights to your own property and, in exchange, you got what? Were you compensated? Is there any intent to compensate you? The answers are no. In fact the cost of NAIS is being passed on to the people being victimized by yet another Federal program, the intent of which is to seize all farm and ranch lands and all livestock, putting all of it under Federal control.

    In the end, we need to understand that property has a far different meaning under the laws than the word [premises]. Had there not been an intention to render a change in the status of property ownership and control there would have been no need to use the word Premises. Rep Colin Peterson (D) MN and Sen. Tom Harkin (D) IA, didn’t slip this word in there accidentally.

    In fact, there are a few things neither of them ever mentioned. Most specifically neither mentions the fact that all the lands being consigned to the control of the USDA will be added to the US Lands Preservation Act, now before congress. Supposedly more than 150 various bills from nearly every state just showed up at once and were rolled into one omnibus land package. Go figure. What a coincidence.

    Why is this important?

    All heritage lands including national parks and reserves, wetlands preserves, forests, waterways and wildlife preserves and other non-specific land holdings are owned by the federal government, although the government is prohibited from owning any land other than what is needed to operate, within the Constitution. Now they intend to seize control of your farm or ranch land.

    All of the land being claimed by the federal government including the lands being seized under the National Animal Identification System are being used to collateralize the funds borrowed to bail out Wall Street.

    The US Lands Preservation Act is nothing more than the official collecting and cataloguing of all federally held lands which will now be used to swap debt for assets. Your land, once registered for NAIS will also be listed as an asset in this debt.

    And you thought this was about national security, export development, disease and food safety.

    © 2009 Marti Oakley

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