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Who Will Benefit from the National Animal ID System?

By Alison Rogers

Tags: NAIS, sustainable farms, industrial agriculture, food and agriculture policy,

The National Animal Identification System — what exactly will it mean for small- and medium-size farmers? By now you’ve likely heard our thoughts on the subject (in The Truth About the Animal ID Plan, and Speak Out Against NAIS), but here’s a number-crunching look at how NAIS will affect New York farmer Shannon Hayes, from yesterday’s op-ed in The New York Times.