The End of Family Farms?
I wrote a few days ago how small produce farmers are worried about the formation of a new federal bureaucracy that they'll have to report to. Turns out cattle farmers are facing the same sort of threat according to this commentary at dcexaminer.com.
I'd heard rumblings about this idea earlier on and, as the writer notes, no specific legislation has been introduced...yet. Small farmers mostly oppose the idea since they'd have to put a radio frequency tag on every head of livestock they own. Naturally, large cattle producers, some restaurants and companies that sell the necessary technology support the idea.
Wonder when they'll introduce legislation that all U.S. citizens get microchipped?