USDA website - http://animalid.aphis.usda.gov/nais/"Every person who owns even one horse, cow, pig, chicken, sheep, pigeon, or virtually any livestock animal, will be forced to register their home, including owner’s name, address, and telephone number, and keyed to Global Positioning System coordinates for satellite monitoring, in a giant federal database under a 7-digit “premises ID number.” (St., pp. 3-4, 10-12; Plan, p. 5.)
Here's the Arizona web page about Animal-ID.
All the money that goes into these efforts to ID and monitor all things --people and animals-- would be better spent in setting real standards and performing frequent and random inspections of slaughter houses, stock yards and food production. But I suppose it's just so much more satisfying to just 'list' tons of information. No fun in stopping problems before hand. It's such an adrenalin rush to take off, half cocked, once an emergency occurs, as we learned throughout the Bush Torture and War-on-Terror Years.
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Planning to Address NAIS Concerns at Listening Session Sunday May 31st, 2009
The USDA is moving to make NAIS mandatory. In April, the USDA released a cost-benefit analysis produced by Kansas State University. "Their own cost analysis makes it clear that small producers, such as cattle growers with fewer than 50 head, will bear the brunt of the costs," Peppler said.