APHIS Moving Toward Next Steps In Traceability

Last week, administrator of the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Kevin Shea, announced the next steps towards transitioning into full implementation of the federal Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) system. These next steps include exercising and testing the system, further educating producers and others about the ADT requirements and, eventually, the beginning of enforcement actions for non-compliance. The intent of the ADT program is to provide traceability of animals to their farms of origin in the event of a disease outbreak. Read more about the next steps being taken towards full implementation of the ADT ruling.

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