Unpacking USDA’s Traceability Rule

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If you had a bag phone in the late 80’s, you’ve probably updated to more modern technology since then. Cattle producers are familiar with the metal ear tags required by USDA and Electronic ID or EID tags are simply the modern version of traceability identification. I visited with Ethan Lane, Vice President of Government Affair at NCBA to unpack the details of this USDA rule.

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Will Jordan

Will Jordan is an author, public speaker, livestock producer, and award-winning auctioneer. Known for innovation and storytelling, he is keen to the needs of farmers and ranchers. As a broadcaster, Will tells the story of agriculture daily, digging into subjects important to those who tune in.