NADeFA News

11-15-2013
By Jim Workman Many opportunities that would have a significant economic impact in the Mountain State are available, West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick insists. With the coming legislative session in January, he intends to capitalize on one. To do so, Helmick feels the state agriculture department must become the regulatory department for raising deer as livestock on more state...
11-06-2013
Dear Shawn, An animal rights group, Friends of Animals, has filed a new lawsuit challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's program that grants permits to U.S. ranches for the culling of members of their scimitar-horned oryx, dama gazelle and addax herds. This lawsuit is a direct attack on the use of hunting for the sustainable use conservation of the U.S. herds of the three antelope species...
10-04-2013
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 10/04/2013 Animal health officials are urging cattle producers to take preventive measures against Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease in their livestock in light of two recent confirmed illnesses in Wisconsin. State Veterinarian Dr. Paul McGraw says farmers should use insect control to eliminate biting midges and black flies, which are common carriers of the disease. "We...
10-03-2013
Texas Animal Health Commission - 10/03/2013 AUSTIN - The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) held a regularly scheduled meeting on September 10, 2013. The Commission adopted five rules. One of the rules adopted was Chapter 40, Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), Herd Certification. Chapter 40, Chronic Wasting Disease, Herd Certification: The amendments remove the requirement for a specific fence...
07-08-2013
The Senate Appropriations Committee recently released its Fiscal Year 2014 agriculture spending bill and accompanying committee report, which determines funding levels for USDA programs. It has been a top priority of NADeFA to reverse the USDA’s budget recommendation to halt federal contributions to the national CWD program, and the Senate supported NADeFA’s request. The Senate Appropriations...