Thanks for such a great overview of the NAIS issues on both sides.
The extent to which NIAA is involved in this is startling. Here in Michigan, where NAIS is mandatory under our Bovine TB Eradication Program, all cattle must be tagged with NAIS-compatible RFID tags and you must register your premises with the federal government in order to buy the tags. Our state NAIS coordinator is Mr. Kevin Kirk, who is also on the board of the NIAA. Our state and federal tax dollars pay for him to attend these conferences and for him to push NAIS in our state and also to help the NIAA further their stake in NAIS.
It is a convoluted, complicated program that is like a spider web, and the American citizens are the flies!!
Dec 18 2007 - 5:27pm