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Feds foist chicken ID on frustrated farmers
Times 247 ^ | 7-13-12 | Katherine Timpf

Posted on 07/13/2012 2:39:54 PM PDT by lward99

Voter ID has gotten large amounts of media attention, but residents of rural areas are concerned about another identification issue that has remained largely ignored: chicken ID. ...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposed rules for Animal Disease Traceability, developed in August 2011, are now in their final stages. They require identification of farm animals, such as poultry and cattle, that cross state lines.

Many farmers worry the rules would send them on a literal wild goose chase, forcing them to catch and hold down each bird to attach an identification tag.

Read more: http://times247.com/articles/88feds-foist-chicken-id-on-frustrated-farmers6#ixzz20XcTgF3L

(Excerpt) Read more at times247.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: butchers; chickenid; chickens; farm; farmers; farming; farms; poultry; regulation; usda
This is terrifying, and not being covered in the mainstream media. MUST READ!
1 posted on 07/13/2012 2:40:05 PM PDT by lward99
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To: lward99

Is this really necessary? Seems like this country has survived quite some time without this.

The only ID I want on my chicken is fried, grilled, baked, etc.


2 posted on 07/13/2012 2:42:25 PM PDT by Made In The USA (Can we cut the BS and just say it like it is?)
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To: lward99

3 posted on 07/13/2012 2:42:44 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: lward99

there will be a tax on every single chicken so a careful account of all chickens must be established - although I am being sarcastic, I’m probably not for off.


4 posted on 07/13/2012 2:44:21 PM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (we are so screwed - ^_^)
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To: Red Badger

So chickens need ID but voters don’t???


5 posted on 07/13/2012 2:44:21 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: lward99

Antonin Scalia would approve of this and claim that the law is legitimate as it is related to interstate commerce.


6 posted on 07/13/2012 2:45:10 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: lward99

So let me get this straight. A frigging chicken has to have a unique ID to cross a State line, but requiring identification to cast a ballot is a violation of civil rights.

Our government has gone completely insane.


7 posted on 07/13/2012 2:45:17 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is, it is the only answer.)
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To: lward99

Another stupid idea that should be tossed.

A regulatioon thought up by some beaureaucrat sitting on his ass in a chair who has never seen a farm.


8 posted on 07/13/2012 2:45:45 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: lward99

The chicken SWAT teams can’t be far behind.


9 posted on 07/13/2012 2:46:05 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: lward99

The chickens are going to fly the coop over this!


10 posted on 07/13/2012 2:48:56 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: ilovesarah2012

Only if you want them to vote......


11 posted on 07/13/2012 2:52:25 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: lward99

This is an undue burden on minority chickens. Many of them don’t have time nor money to drive to the DMV to get identification. This is just an attempt by racists to prevent them from getting to market. You KNOW they’re only going to check identification from the chickens with brown or black feathers.


12 posted on 07/13/2012 2:52:49 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: saganite

nothing would surprise me any more from these marxist assclowns.


13 posted on 07/13/2012 2:53:27 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: lward99; Made In The USA; Smokin' Joe; Rushmore Rocks; NoGrayZone; Protect the Bill of Rights; ...

.

Speaking of Chickens:

Antibiotics in Chicken Could Be Cause of Bladder Infections In Humans

http://www.newsinferno.com/pharmaceuticals/antibiotics-in-chicken-could-be-cause-of-bladder-infections-in-humans/39506


14 posted on 07/13/2012 2:57:19 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: gitmo

they can take the mass chicken transit and an ID costs ...chickenfeed.


15 posted on 07/13/2012 2:59:45 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

LOL


16 posted on 07/13/2012 3:02:08 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: lward99

Do you tag their ears like they do cattle?
Second point: to qualify to be a Chicken Inspector you need to know the answer to, “What is the white stuff on the top of chicken$hit”?
Answer “Just more chicken $hit”!

Like Congress/Government!


17 posted on 07/13/2012 3:04:43 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO, same for RINOs)
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To: lward99

It’s time that people get it in their heads that the majority of federal fascist bureaucrats are traitors and enemies of America and start treating them as an enemy. A good start would be ostracism from the communities they live in, harassment by county sheriffs and an ocassional fistfight.


18 posted on 07/13/2012 3:05:26 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Public unions exist to protect the unions from the taxpaying public)
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To: Made In The USA

Don’t worry - one of Zerobama’s biggest supporters is one of the biggest chicken farmers in the country. He will either get a pass - or he will get this killed - my bet.


19 posted on 07/13/2012 3:05:59 PM PDT by Ron C.
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20 posted on 07/13/2012 3:11:53 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Ron C.

Equal protection can fix all this... no doubt mass-producers are exempt: how can you IDTAG a chicken who lives less than 8 weeks stuffed in a cage with 10 others?

If Tyson gets a waiver, force the FDA to abandon it.


21 posted on 07/13/2012 3:17:56 PM PDT by txhurl (Scott Walker is my President.)
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To: lward99

We’re next.


22 posted on 07/13/2012 3:18:36 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: gitmo

lol...plus...so few chickens have diseases that it’s miniscule in the grand scheme of things! The outcome is still going to be the same.


23 posted on 07/13/2012 3:20:14 PM PDT by lwd
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To: ilovesarah2012

The Obama Administration has given Black and Latino Chickens a waiver on the ID Requirement.


24 posted on 07/13/2012 3:23:59 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and FU Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: lward99
This will lead to chicken-choking. (`Al Capon,' chokee)
25 posted on 07/13/2012 3:25:23 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Made In The USA
The only ID I want on my chicken is fried, grilled, baked, etc.

Better yet, that it was killed and processed that day.

An evening at Stroud's in Kansas City -- "We choke our own chickens" -- reminded me how fried chicken used to taste. And reinforced why most Chinese chicken recipes start with "First, you kill a chicken."

26 posted on 07/13/2012 3:30:37 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: lward99

Just declare them to be voters, and they won’t need ID. Problem solved.


27 posted on 07/13/2012 3:31:47 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: lward99

I am very close to the poultry business and I can tell you in all truth that on the current pace the price of chicken will soon go stratospheric. Add beef and all other corn fed and made stuff to that list.

USDA keeps jacking with the production and export numbers and you can bet you bippy that someones somewhere are making a killing on every move up or down that is telegraphed to them by the USDA for Friends of obastard.

The biggest business in the poultry business right now is chicks to Chile because we can’t afford to grow them here and most of that reason is FDA having taken over regulations from USDA. Growers can’t even treat their flocks for disease like they used to. FDA regularly condemns houses that before would have stayed in production.

NO SUCH REGULATIONS EXIST IN CHILE OR ANYWHERE ELSE.

We can’t grow our own chickens because they have to be pure but we import chickens to eat that have had no such restrictions for health placed on them.

WHO IS EXPORTING JOBS NOW?


28 posted on 07/13/2012 3:34:02 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.)
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To: lward99

This is racist, and serves only to disenfranchise the poor and minority chickens.


29 posted on 07/13/2012 3:38:23 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: lward99
Brought to you by the same affirmative action, special-needs, plausible-deniability scapegoats who brought you the PFGBest debacle.

The NFA had full, direct auditing oversight of PFGBest because PFGBest was a non-clearing FCM. The Director of NFA Audits and Investigations, Lauren Brinati, admitted freely to my attorney that she lacked even rudimentary understanding of the industry, could not discuss even the simplest concepts, and signed whatever came across her desk from on high without understanding it. --Ann Barnhardt

30 posted on 07/13/2012 3:43:52 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Disambiguator

31 posted on 07/13/2012 4:41:43 PM PDT by lward99 (http://www.politicalmedia.com)
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To: lward99

So...we’ll go into a KFC and order “number 12,438, on a bun”? This will give the “Take A Number” dispensers a whole new meaning. Chick-Fil-A can only claim their chicken is “number one”, one time?
How about chicken parts...will each chicken nugget be assigned a serial number? Maybe pet food labels will say, “Made with numbers 1,476, 2,491, 637, and 99.”.
Will they have to package the chickens in numerical order?
How about the tracking of the chicken poop used for fertilizer?
Of course, voters can’t have ID’s to vote, and the president has no numerical or natal proof to be president, but we better number those pullets.


32 posted on 07/13/2012 4:53:39 PM PDT by FrankR (OMG)
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To: lward99

Zero sympathy. Have seen too many farmers cut corners on every element of their business. And if the consumer gets ill, oh well. No dice.


33 posted on 07/13/2012 4:56:57 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: LucyT
...some eight million women are diagnosed with bladder infections in the United States annually and they may be suffering from antibiotic resistant infections they contract from the chicken they are serving at home.

not to be crass, but, Ladies, always front to back, never back to front, and just wipe once. Get something fresh if a second pass is needed. Sheryl Crow can take her own chances.

One wing of the extended family quit having problems after the girls/ladies started heeding that simple advice.

34 posted on 07/13/2012 9:17:32 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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