NADeFA News

11-02-2014
Honest public debate on any topic is healthy and a cornerstone of our American system. But when debate is clouded by misinformation and lazy journalism, our system is undermined and citizens are unable to make informed decisions. Misinformation on North Carolina’s deer farming debate published in Mike Marsh’s recent article is a good example. Mason leads off with the statement “Chronic Wasting...
10-16-2014
With news of another farm-raised deer testing positive with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), we can all expect the predictable response by media and anti-agriculture activists to point fingers at deer farms. Unfortunately, as most of the attention is focused on farm-raised deer, the larger, more ominous threat is being ignored. Wild deer are not hapless victims in the spread of CWD. The truth is...
10-05-2014
Soruce: Des Moines Register Tests conducted on some 400 deer from a north Iowa farm this summer might some day help doctors detect debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer’s in humans, a researcher says. Nicholas Haley, a veterinarian at Kansas State University, is working to develop a test identifying chronic wasting disease in live deer, elk and moose. Now the testing must be done after the...
09-19-2014
CANTON, Ohio — Leading the cervid industry for more than 30 years, the North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA) assisted recent efforts by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to expand scientific research on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) that could lead to a new disease prevention strategy. During a recent depopulation of a CWD-infected herd of whitetail deer in Iowa, researchers from...
09-03-2014
CANTON, Ohio — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has rejected six U.S. Congressmen who were requesting a ban on the interstate commerce of farm-raised cervids, including whitetail deer, elk, mule deer, red deer, sika deer and moose, and the North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA) stands by the decision. Last month, the six Congressional representatives — all of whom are members of an...