The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is hosting three public meetings to discuss animal disease traceability and to share information that was gathered during its earlier meeting with state and tribal representatives.
In February, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA will be developing a new, flexible, yet coordinated framework for animal disease traceability in the United States. The new framework will empower states, tribal nations and producers to find and use the traceability approaches that work best for them.
The meeting will be held in Kansas City, Mo., on Tuesday, May 11; Riverdale, Md., on Thursday, May 13; and Denver, Colo., on Monday, May 17. Complete details are available at www.aphis.usda.gov/traceability/meetings/index.shtml.