In an effort to facilitate the dialog regarding the National Animal Identification System (NAIS), USDA has launched a feedback page on the NAIS website. Producers and stakeholders are encouraged to visit animalid.aphis.usda.gov/nais/feedback.shtml to provide suggestions and comments.

“I encourage your participation in this process,” says USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. “The information and ideas you provide will assist me in making decisions about the future direction of animal disease traceability in the U.S. It is my goal that we develop a workable way to address the country’s existing traceability gaps before an animal disease event occurs.”