USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is calling for stakeholder input on their Animal Disease Traceability program. USDA-APHIS will host a series of public meetings across the country to hear from stakeholders about the successes and challenges of the current ADT framework, specifically for traceability in cattle and bison. They will also provide attendees an opportunity to brainstorm ideas about overcoming these challenges and ways to fill gaps in the existing system.
After lunch at each of the ADT public meetings, small group breakout sessions will facilitate discussion and the optimal exchange of ideas.
- April 20: Nashville, TN, Renaissance Nashville Hotel, 611 Commerce Street
- May 2: Bloomington, MN, Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport, 7901 34th Avenue South
- May 4: Denver, CO, Doubletree by Hilton Denver, 3203 Quebec Street
- May 11: Rancho Cordova, CA, Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova, 11211 Point East Drive
- May 24: Billings, MT, Hilton Garden Inn Billings, 2465 Grant Road
USDA-APHIS is currently planning additional locations for public meetings; however, the details have not been confirmed at this time. We will share the details of any additional meetings when we receive them.
To register in advance, visit http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal-health/adt-meeting-registrations. Same-day registration will also be available at each meeting site. USDA-APHIS will compile the input from the regional meetings and hold a national ADT forum early in the fall.
Written statements about the ADT system may also be filed with the USDA through May 31, 2017, via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov and entering the Docket Number APHIS-2017-0016.
Click here to visit the USDA-APHIS ADT website…
Click here to download the Powerpoint handout for the program…