NADeFA News

03-11-2014
CANTON, Ohio — The North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA) announces its Annual NADeFA Conference & Fundraiser will be held on March 19, 2014, through March 22, 2014, at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center in Birmingham, Ala. The event, sponsored in part by the Alabama Deer Association, will welcome thousands of deer farmers and industry experts from across the country, as well as...
03-03-2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — APHIS received a total of $3 million in appropriated funding to support cervid health activities in fiscal year 2014, and it will make $1 million available for indemnity of chronic wasting disease (CWD) positive, suspect, and exposed farmed cervids. APHIS is committed to partnering with states and industry to reduce the incidence of CWD in farmed cervid populations. The...
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...