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USDA announces cooperative funding for cattle RFID project proposals

Funding will support up to five projects that help increase accuracy, efficiency and cost effectiveness of collecting key pieces of traceability information.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced the availability of $1 million in cooperative agreement funding to support animal disease traceability (ADT) and electronic identification for cattle.

According to APHIS, the money will fund between two and five projects that are designed to help USDA increase the accuracy, efficiency and cost effectiveness of collecting key pieces of traceability information while also supporting the cattle industry’s management and marketing needs.

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