Nebraska is the 10th state to register at least 50 percent of its agriculture premises under the National Animal Identification System. Nebraska officials say its Locate in 48 Web site has helped increase registrations.
The Web site publicizes the main goal of the system-- to retrieve traceback data within 48 hours to contain the spread of animal disease. Other factors contributing to the increase in Nebraska registrations include the ability to register by phone and direct mail outreach.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has recorded 429,600 premises nationwide under the NAIS effort, with substantial increases this year.
Other states that have registered over 50 percent of their agricultural premises include Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wisconsin.
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