NADeFA News

05-18-2011
Deadly brain illness troubles Wisconsin's deer By Lee Bergquist of the Journal Sentinel A laboratory study has found that lichens on Wisconsin's landscape break down the infectious proteins that are responsible for causing chronic wasting disease, or CWD - the devastating neurological disorder that was discovered in Wisconsin's wild deer population in 2002. The study by researchers at a federal...
04-07-2011
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says testing for chronic wasting disease is finished and no deer were positive for the disease. Officials tested 839 southeastern Minnesota deer that were yearlings or older. All were within a 10-mile radius of the location near Pine Island where a deer tested positive for the disease in November. The DNR did not meet its goal...
04-02-2011
NASHVILLE - State Rep. Frank Niceley moved Wednesday to bypass a committee where his bill to legalize white-tail deer farming in Tennessee has been corralled and instead steered it with an unusual maneuver into a committee where he is the herd boss. The committee swap was not immediately successful. Officials of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Tennessee Wildlife Federation, who...
04-02-2011
NASHVILLE - State Rep. Frank Niceley moved Wednesday to bypass a committee where his bill to legalize white-tail deer farming in Tennessee has been corralled and instead steered it with an unusual maneuver into a committee where he is the herd boss. The committee swap was not immediately successful. Officials of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Tennessee Wildlife Federation, who...
03-30-2011
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Senate Agriculture Committee has approved a bill aimed at preventing animal rights activists from getting hired on farms to secretly record what they believe is the mistreatment of livestock. But the bill's manager, Democratic Sen. Tom Reilly of Oskaloosa, says the measure needs more work before it goes to the Senate floor for a vote. The bill would make it illegal to...