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MARYVILLE, MO (2011-08-15)
The US Department of Agriculture is seeking public comment on a proposed rule that could have major implications for our Midwest corners livestock producers.
The USDA wants to implement animal traceability of livestock moved between states. The plan comes after 2 years of USDA officials working on a plan to trace animals in the event of a health concern. Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack says the state's will have to pay for the technology involved in the program, which is expected to cost around 14 million dollars a year.
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