Deer Farmers Pleased with Farm Bill February 6, 2014

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Deer Farmers Pleased with Farm Bill February 6, 2014
... The 2014 Farm Bill includes several key victories for NADeFA and the national cervid farming industry, such as: • Deer in USDA’s Research Initiatives: The USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiatives (AFRI) program has been amended to include emphasis on disease (EHD, CWD), mapping the genome, pest/parasite, diagnostics and vaccination research for deer, elk and other cervidae.  • Venison Added to Country-of-Origin-Labeling: The Country-of-Origin-Labeling (COOL) program requires fresh meat and produce to be clearly labeled in English as to its origin, allowing the U.S. consumer to know if they are buying a foreign or domestic product. ...

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