NADeFA News

11-02-2008
Renewed testing for chronic wasting disease in 2007 turned up no evidence of the disease, but the Missouri Department of Conservation says it will continue stepped-up monitoring for two more years. CWD is a degenerative neurological malady that affects the deer family but has not been found to afflict any other animals. It was first documented in Colorado in 1967. It has since spread to other...
09-26-2008
While life science classes may read or see pictures of whitetail deer, Steve Porter offers students the opportunity to observe tame whitetail bucks from five feet away. The close encounter has a way of making learning exciting. "What really got their attention was being able to see live, monster whitetails," said Jeff Olson, a science teacher at Roseau High School who arranged for Porter to...
07-02-2008
For the sixth consecutive year, the Massachusetts deer herd has been given a clean bill of health with no evidence of chronic wasting disease after testing in a nationwide monitoring program. A federally certified veterinary diagnostic laboratory has indicated that all the brain, lymph node, and tonsil samples taken from members of the deer family during last fall’s hunting season tested...
06-19-2008
Congress Overrides Presidential Farm Bill Veto, 14 of 15 Farm Bill Titles Enacted Into Law WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Ranking Member Bob Goodlatte of Virginia issued the following statement today: “Following veto override votes of 316-108 in the House and 82-13 in the Senate, the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 has been enacted...