USDA has scheduled six additional public meetings to discuss stakeholder concerns related to the implementation of the National Animal Identification System. The meetings are being organized by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

The locations and dates for the public meetings are Jefferson City, Mo., June 9; Rapid City, S.D., June 11; Albuquerque, N.M., June 16; Riverside, Calif., June 18; Raleigh, N.C., June 25; and Jasper, Fla., June 27.

For more information, contact Dr. Adam Grow, director, Surveillance and Identification Programs, National Center for Animal Health Programs, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 200, Riverdale, Md. 20737; (301) 734-3752.