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Farmers, Conservatives Have Beef With Electronic Cattle Tracking Plan

To meet an animal disease traceability rule, a $15 million provision for electronic cattle tags was added to the omnibus bill, preventing a shutdown and funding lapse. (Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 01 April 2024 10:11 AM EDT

A controversial $15 million measure earmarked for the electronic tracking of livestock has farmers, ranchers, and meat lovers sounding the cowbell that the program could ultimately be used to limit future beef consumption.

In order to comply with an animal disease traceability rule, a provision to spend $15 million on electronic identification tags for cattle was included in the recently approved omnibus bill that thwarted a shutdown and avoided a lapse in funding.

Marisa Herman

Marisa Herman, a Newsmax senior reporter, focuses on major and investigative stories. A University of Florida graduate, she has more than a decade of experience as a reporter for newspapers, magazines, and websites.

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A controversial $15 million measure earmarked for the electronic tracking of livestock has farmers, ranchers, and meat lovers sounding the cowbell that the program could ultimately be used to limit future beef consumption.
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