NADeFA News

02-04-2014
CANTON, Ohio — The North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA) is pleased to welcome the passage of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act, also known as the 2014 Farm Bill. After several years of negotiation, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have overwhelmingly voted in favor of the bill which will help protect deer farmers across the country and...
01-03-2014
APHIS Veterinary Services is accepting comments on changes to the Program Standards for the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Herd Certification Program. The program is a voluntary, cooperative program that allows participating cervid producers to achieve herd certification status of their cervid herds and to meet the requirements for the interstate movement of farmed or captive cervids. The Program...
01-02-2014
By CHRISTINA KAUFFMAN A white-tailed deer that was killed by a vehicle in Bedford County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease, marking the first deer to be confirmed as infected with the fatal disease during the 2013-14 hunting season, according to the state Game Commission. The 1 ½-year-old buck was struck on Interstate 99 in November and sent for testing as part of the state's...
12-31-2013
By Jan Shepel, Wisconsin State Farmer MADISON - Not everyone lies awake at night thinking about foreign animal diseases, but those sleepless nights go with the territory for Dr. Paul McGraw, Wisconsin's State Veterinarian. The number of international travelers surpassed 1 billion this year, says state Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary Ben Brancel, which contributes to the...
12-10-2013
GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. - Will Ainsworth on Monday announced that he will be a Republican candidate for the Alabama House District 27 seat during the 2014 election. Ainsworth, who operates the nationally-recognized Dream Ranch hunting and fishing lodge, said he has an interest in improving public education and bringing a new ethical climate to Montgomery, but economic and job creation issues would...