Kim Alexander, a livestock producer in Travis County, TX speaks at a Listening Session in Austin, saying “Let the fire of liberty be lit.” See his impassioned comments on this You Tube video: Visit the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund website to learn more about the NAIS controversy: http://ftcldf.org Tweet
Rancher Mike Callicrate does a job evaluation of the USDA at a recent NAIS Listening Session, and finds they are failing the small farms in favor of Big Ag. See the video of his testimony…
photo credit: sashafatcat But is the USDA Really Listening?? USDA Listening Sessions on their attempts at a National Animal ID and Tracking System have been packed with vocal opponents to this Orwellian plan. In city after city, the NAIS has been roundly condemned by those farmers and ranchers and even consumers who will ultimately pay [...]
As our precious few independent livestock producers and small processors continue their losing fight for survival, the USDA dreams up even more ways to make their lives more difficult. These are the people producing the safest, highest quality and most dependable food for our tables. As we sit here today at this listening session in Greeley, Colorado, considering the depressing possibility and cost of tracing back every healthy animal to its home of origin so Tyson, Cargill and JBS can export more, the farmer and rancher with the heaviest workload and the least income will pay – and down the road – consumers will also pay….