USDA says cattle ear tags rule on hold

USDA says cattle ear tags rule on hold

Plans by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to require cattle to carry high-tech ear tags at the expense of farmers have been put on hold.

The reversal follows industry pushback and a series of executive orders from the White House that limit federal agencies from creating rules beyond those approved by Congress.

According to a statement last week from the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the new rules were...

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