USDA wants to hear from Ohioans on animal ID

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REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – The USDA is coming to Ohio for one of its listening sessions regarding the national animal identification program for livestock.

The session will be held Aug. 18 at the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Bromfield Administration Building, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The session will wrap up at noon.

USDA’s Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Bill Hawks is scheduled to attend.

Following a presentation on the animal identification program, the public will be able to give input.

To speak out. Those wishing to speak should indicate so upon signing in during registration. They will be given three minutes to deliver their comments.

Written comments can also be submitted for those not in attendance, those who don’t wish to speak at the session and those who don’t get a chance to speak.

Wrapping up its multi-state listening session tour, a final session is tentatively scheduled Sept. 10 in Clarks Summit, Pa.

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