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Senate spending panel votes no funding for NAIS

The full Senate Appropriations Committee last week approved a fiscal year 2011 agriculture spending bill that strips out any funding for USDA’s National Animal Identification System (NAIS). The House Agriculture Appropriations subcommittee earlier “zeroed out” any funding for NAIS.

Last February, USDA said it was scrapping NAIS and instead will develop “a new flexible framework for animal disease traceability (ADT) in the U.S.” The administration had asked Congress for $14.2 million to transition from NAIS to the new program. The Senate Appropriations Committee said it may reconsider its funding decision once a comprehensive ADT plan has been developed and funding needs identified.

The full Senate Appropriations Committee last week approved a fiscal year 2011 agriculture spending bill that strips out any funding for USDA’s National Animal Identification System (NAIS). The House Agriculture Appropriations subcommittee earlier “zeroed out” any funding for NAIS.

Last February, USDA said it was scrapping NAIS and instead will develop “a new flexible framework for animal disease traceability (ADT) in the U.S.” The administration had asked Congress for $14.2 million to transition from NAIS to the new program. The Senate Appropriations Committee said it may reconsider its funding decision once a comprehensive ADT plan has been developed and funding needs identified.

The full Senate Appropriations Committee last week approved a fiscal year 2011 agriculture spending bill that strips out any funding for USDA’s National Animal Identification System (NAIS). The House Agriculture Appropriations subcommittee earlier “zeroed out” any funding for NAIS.

Last February, USDA said it was scrapping NAIS and instead will develop “a new flexible framework for animal disease traceability (ADT) in the U.S.” The administration had asked Congress for $14.2 million to transition from NAIS to the new program. The Senate Appropriations Committee said it may reconsider its funding decision once a comprehensive ADT plan has been developed and funding needs identified.

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