NADeFA News

07-08-2013
By Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) AUSTIN - The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has new intrastate movement requirements in place for elk, red deer, Sika deer, moose and their hybrids, all of which are considered susceptible to Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). White-tailed deer and mule deer are also susceptible species to CWD but remain under the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's...
06-27-2013
Dear Shawn , The North American Deer Registry ("NADR") is a great success thanks to all of you. We have over 135,000 animals in the registry, and it has set the industry standard for white tail deer breeders. The registry has become a valuable tool for all breeders. Prospective buyers of quality animals want to know that an animal has been DNA profiled and registered with NADR prior to seriously...
06-25-2013
The congressional debate on reauthorizing a five-year Farm Bill, the legislation providing operating authority for the US Department of Agriculture and its related agencies, was delayed when the House failed to pass their version of the bill. The Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 (FARRM Act) was defeated by a vote of 195-234 last Thursday, June 21, 2013. The bill lost...
06-15-2013
Ag Bill Includes $3 Million for CWD Program By Amanda Hill, Capitol Hill Consulting On Thursday, June 6th, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture marked up its Fiscal Year 2014 spending bill, the legislation which funds all major agricultural services and food programs provided by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and its related agencies. The bill included $3 million to...
02-04-2013
By now everyone should have received their USDA 2012 Census of Agriculture. I hope you took the time to fill it out and send it in, as these numbers are used often by USDA and our congressional leaders when they are planning budgets for research and disaster programs. This data can also be used by your state and national associations to update their Economic Impact Statements with little or no...