USDA Secretary Mike Johanns outlined his plans for a National Animal ID system on the AgriTalk radio show with Mike Adams. Johanns also addressed confidentiality concerns with the system.
Mike Johanns. (7:05 minutes, 1.66 MB, .wma file)
Mike John, president of the National Cattlemens Beef Association, and Rick Stott of the U.S. Animal Identificiation Organization gave reaction to USDA's Animal ID proposal. Both had reservations about the USDA plan saying USDA now had "changed horses a couple of times."
- Mike John and Rick Stott. (13:15 minutes, 3.1 MB, .wma file)
National Pork Producers Association President Joy Philippi was supportive of the Animal ID plan, saying it provides flexibility for species-specific programs.
- Joy Philippi. (4:44 minutes, 1.11 MB, .wma file)
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