I really wasn't feeling spirited enough to fight, but then I read some of these items below and realized, more than ever my situation requires me to inform all of you about NAIS. If this persists and infects Kansas like it has other States, I will indeed lose my homestead.
NC Blackmails Farmers in Drought?
Hay buyers must have an N.C. Farm ID Premises Identification Number.
If you do not have one, download the registration form (PDF file),
fill it out and bring it with you to a distribution site. This will
start the Farm ID registration process and qualify you to purchase
National plan draws local criticism, despite good intentions
By DEBORAH GERTZ HUSAR
Herald-Whig Staff Writer
CARTHAGE, Ill. — Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Chuck Hartke is standing behind the requirement for premise identification to show livestock at state, county, 4-H and FFA fairs.
"I heard plenty, but I didn't hear anything to change my mind," Hartke said after two hours of questions and concerns Monday night from Hancock County residents. Continues>>>>
And then there is this:
The 2006 Agricultural Identification Survey and the NASS/NAIS Identity
by Mary Zanoni, Ph.D., J.D.
Like many small-farm advocates, I have been fielding questions over the past few weeks about the above survey being sent out by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Many people ask if there is any relationship between the survey and the data being collected (often without the knowledge or consent of farmers) for the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). As we shall see, although USDA personnel won’t admit it, NASS data is the foundation of the USDA’s aggressive pursuit of NAIS.
To my great surprise, in this morning’s mail I myself received a 2006 Agricultural Identification Survey (2006 AIS). I say “to my great surprise,” because I am not and never have been engaged in any type of commercial agriculture whatsoever. I have never before received any type of communication from NASS.
The envelope states in very large letters, “YOUR RESPONSE IS REQUIRED BY LAW.” Continue>>>>>