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Friday, March 13, 2009

Livestock tracing bill could be end of family farms, ranches

My Examiner column today studies a bill to mandate a federal program of animal identification, and the threat this program poses to smaller ranchers.
Mandatory animal tagging and tracking follows a pattern we’ve seen before in many consumer-safety laws: Politicians, claiming to safeguard the people and spurred by self-proclaimed consumer-protection groups, advance regulation favored by industry giants who understand that the regulations’ burden may crush smaller competitors.
Read the whole thing here.

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