NAIS Impact on Missouri Farmers
High gas prices, drought, and feed shortages have all plagued Missouri farmers over the past few seasons. But it’s new legislation some say might put them out of business.
The USDA is pushing an animal identification program to track health issues and local farmers are arguing the overhaul of an already successful method might put them under.
Cattleman Bob Parker spends his days herding cows. But lately, he’s spending just as much time corralling fellow ranchers.
“On the surface, it looks good,” says Parker.
But he says an in-depth look at a new plan by the United States Department of Agriculture could put local farmers out to pasture.
Parker says, “It’s not a project that’s going to fly.”