NADeFA News

02-06-2010
Faced with stiff resistance from ranchers and farmers, the Obama administration has decided to scrap a national program intended to help authorities quickly identify and track livestock in the event of an animal disease outbreak. In abandoning the program, called the National Animal Identification System, officials said they would start over in trying to devise a livestock tracing program that...
02-06-2010
LANSING -- More than 900 free-ranging Kent County whitetail deer were tested for chronic wasting disease in 2009 and not one turned up with the deadly neurological disease, state officials reported to the Natural Resources Commission Thursday. The prognosis: All clear, probably. But a third year of testing is still in order. "Does this mean we dodged the bullet and don't have CWD?" said Steve...
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...
10-10-2009
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...
10-03-2009
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...