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Wyoming NAIS-Jt Resolution to Congress against NAIS
NAIS Cooperative Agreements
Traceability Equals COOL
Digital Angel
GIS Mapping
Are we all Mis-Informed?
Bruce Knight
Quotes with a Capital V
USDA Blunders
Approved Tag Resellers
Is NAIS Voluntary?
Talking Points for NO NAIS
RFID Chips
RFID pg 2
Digital Angel
What will it Cost?
Articles of Importance to NAIS pg 1
Articles of Importance to NAIS pg2
Senators on NAIS
Hay Growers
USDA DataMining
National Agricultural Statistics Service-NASS
National Farmers Union
4-H & NAIS
Bird Flu
Vets & NAIS
State Government is Watching
Pork Magazine
12 Questions to ASK about NAIS
Reportable Diseases
SPS Agreements
Sustainable Development and or Agenda 21
Codex Alimentarius
A visit from the USDA
Current Equine Outbreaks
Real ID / NAIS Comparison
No NAIS Sites
Dogs going NAIS
The Paradigm Shift: Total Transformation
Eminent Domain
Food Safety
What is the Hegelian Dialectic?
Delphi Technique
Are your pet foods "scientifically" made like you think?
NAIS is Censored by the Media
Guide to Good Farming Practices

To remove information on you and your property from the NAIS
database, follow the steps outlined below:

Step 1: Find out who is your NAIS state coordinator. Go to

Step 2: Write the NAIS State Coordinator. You can use the sample
letter below. The Coordinator needs to authorize your request and
then forward it to the USDA.

Step 3: Send a copy of your letter to your Congressperson and state
legislators. Be sure that the "cc" to your officials is visible on
your letter to the State Coordinator, as shown in the sample letter
below. This is not required by the USDA, but will probably be helpful
in creating political pressure so that they do not ignore your

Step 4: Two weeks after you write the NAIS State Coordinator, follow
up with a phone call to him. Ask for a copy of the letter that he
sent to the USDA. If a letter has not been sent yet, then call your
state Representative or Senator and ask them to intervene on your
behalf. Make sure you keep a personal record of every phone call you
make, the number called, the person(s) you talk to, what you told
them, what they told you, and the date and time of the call. Having
an accurate record will help you in pressing your case.

Step 5: After the NAIS State Coordinator sends a letter to the USDA,
wait one month. Then call the NAIS State Coordinator again to
determine the status of your request. If the Coordinator has not
heard back from the USDA, call Wayne Molone at the USDA, 301-734-
7255. If the USDA has not acted on your request, ask your
Congressperson to intervene. Always keep a record of your calls, as
recommended in Step 4 above.

Step 6: Please send us copies of all of the letters and keep us
posted on what is happening. It is critical that legislators from
across the country are aware of people's efforts to get out of NAIS,
and we can help spread the word!


Dear _________________

I, ____________________________ understand that my property is listed
in the NAIS database as premise number(s) ________________________.

Please permanently remove my name, property, and any information
related to me and/or my property from the NAIS database. I am
requesting that the information be removed, not simply listed as
inactive. This request covers both the state and federal databases.

Please send me a copy of your letter to the USDA authorizing the
removal of my information, and send me written confirmation when the
process is completed.



Name (Print)
Phone Number

Cc: State Representative _______________

February 15, 2007

USDA has decided to allow livestock producers who have already registered their premises as part of the still-developing national animal identification system to de-list their operations. USDA stated since the national animal ID is strictly voluntary; producers should be allowed to decide to stop participating at their discretion.

At this time, USDA does not have the ability to delete premise information from the national database. They are currently working toward being able to do so.

If you have producers who would like their premises to be “de-listed” from the national database, they can contact Livestock and Poultry and make such request. Because USDA does not have the capabilities to “de-list” premise information at this time, Livestock and Poultry will change the classification of the premise from active to inactive.  Once a system is developed to “de-list” premises, the inactive premises will be de-listed.

New York Opt Out Form: We will track this closely as a few people in New York filled this out.  Click below to see download file on Opt out form

click here to download file

Opting out isn't so easy which is why the deceitful USDA made it opt out v opt in.....
For Immediate Release:


Karin Bergener at (330) 298-0065, or Judith McGeary at (512) 243-9404
Email: bergener@config.com or judith@farmandranchfreedom.org

USDA provides an "OPT OUT" procedure for NAIS

In a dramatic reversal of policy, the USDA has decided to provide an "OPT OUT" procedure for people whose premises have been registered in the National Animal Identification Program. Complaints have continued to mount in several states from landowners who have discovered that their premises were registered in the NAIS without their knowledge or permission.[i]

On Friday, January 26th, Ben Kaczmarski, a spokesman for USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, told the Liberty Ark Coalition, http://libertyark.net, that the USDA has decided to provide an "opt out" procedure. Even though the protocol has not yet been fully defined, Kaczmarski said the procedure would require a person who wants to opt out, to write a formal request to be removed from the NAIS, tfrom the state NAIS coordinator. This procedure, not yet published by USDA, would require the state NAIS coordinator to confirm the validity of the request, and advance the request to USDA. The USDA will then, presumably, remove the name from the registry, according to Kaczmarski.

State NAIS coordinators can be located at this website:

The new "OPT OUT" procedure was received with enthusiasm, and skepticism, by the farm and ranch community. "Many people are sure to file requests for removal of their premises from the NAIS registry in the coming weeks," said Judith McGeary, a member of the Liberty Ark Coalition Steering Committee. "And we are set up to monitor the process to see just how long it takes, and what bureaucratic obstacles have to be overcome."

"Opponents of the NAIS are skeptical because the USDA has a history of saying one thing to the public," says McGeary, "while doing quite another thing behind the scenes."

Another Steering Committee member, Randy Givens, says: "Everyone in the grassroots community should take heart at this evidence of their joint efforts, but people should also remember that this is a proposed protocol that can be changed at any time. This opt-out procedure is just one aspect of the evolving plans for NAIS at both the federal and state levels."

Opposition to the NAIS forced the USDA to renounce its planned time-line to make the NAIS mandatory starting in 2007. The new USDA policy calls for a "voluntary" NAIS, but behind the scenes, the USDA has poured funds into states that worked to make the program mandatory at the state level.

Another tactic being recommended by the Animal Identification Committee of the United States Animal Health Association is to create a list of "Consistent States" that require official identification of all breeding cattle. States not on that list could face restrictions of interstate commerce. Though this recommendation has not been adopted by the USDA, these behind-the-scenes maneuvers give credence to the concerns of NAIS opponents as to the sincerity of the USDA's announcement that the NAIS is, and will continue to be, a voluntary program.

Added reading on the USDA OPT OUT

It appears that several people are going to try the Opting Out of the National Animal Identification System. Time will tell if the USDA if fabricating stories again or if in fact they will let you OPT OUT!  Read more on the Truth.

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Premises Registration will be an "Official" USDA unique seven Character identifier.
In the New User Guide it states on Page 22:
The premises identification number (PIN) is assigned permanently to a geophysical location. If an owner or entity sells his/her farm, the next operators of the premises use the original premises identification number that had been
assigned to that location. If the seller buys a new location to build a new operation that never had livestock, he/she would register that location and obtain a new premises identification number (PIN).

Premises Identification = Encumbrance

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