NADeFA News

02-05-2010
Following the 2009 hunting season, the province of Saskatchewan received 3,200 deer heads to sample for chronic wasting disease. Testing, not quite complete, has shown 38 new positive cases within Saskatchewan in 2009. It is a provincial sampling effort, although it cannot be enforced "we certainly ask for (hunters') participation," said Penny Lalonde, provincial licensing specialist. The...
10-09-2009
AGRICULTURE SECRETARY VILSACK ANNOUNCES $17.4 MILLION LOAN TO EXPAND WIND ENERGY GENERATION, CREATE GREEN JOBS WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2009 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the approval of a $17.4 million loan to Greensburg Wind Farm, LLC, to provide financing for the 10 wind turbine project that will supply power to the community of Greensburg, Kan. This investment is consistent...
10-02-2009
North Dakota Update: High-Fence Hunting Ban Fails to Qualify for Ballot “Victory for Deer Industry” As you read this in your October newsletter, the Deer Farming Industry has dodged a major bullet in North Dakota. On August 27, it became official from the ND Secretary of State, the proponents to ban High-Fence Hunting failed to qualify for the ballot. Thanks to our State Associations and the...
09-01-2009
A few weeks ago, the first known deer with a positive test for chronic wasting disease was identified at a deer farm in Kent County. Since the discovery of the positive test, all of the remaining deer in the herd have been depopulated and have all tested negative for CWD. The deer farm industry in Michigan is pleased to see that the process of lifting the statewide quarantine on deer farms has...
07-31-2009
Glenn Dice Jr. makes the deer on his farm feel right at home. The 39-year-old Chambersburg man has married his love of the outdoors with his knowledge of dairy farming. He doesn't crawl around in camouflage, and he doesn't get up at 4 a.m. to milk. His fences are tall. Dice is among Pennsylvania's 1,069 certified deer farmers. Deer and elk farming "is perhaps the fastest growing industry in rural...