How to Make a Freedom of Information Act Request – Part 1

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This is Part 1 of a 6 Part Blog Series on “How to Make a Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) Request“.  Please stay tuned for the other blogs for the full picture! Step 1:  Decide If It Is Necessary To File a FOIA Request Not all agency records require a written FOIA request.  In 1996, Congress passed the Electronic Freedom of Information …

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Information on the Existing Voluntary National Animal Identification System

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I know that it has been a while since the agriculture community has talked about the National Animal Identification System (“NAIS”).  As most of my readers know, the program is managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (“APHIS”) and participation is currently voluntary.  The U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) expressed concern over NAIS.  In February …

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