USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced on Wednesday it is pulling back on mandating the use of radio frequency identification eartags on cattle and bison in interstate commerce.

It will instead use the rulemaking process for any future action related to the proposal.

The agency’s decision is a win for R-CALF USA, which filed suit against USDA over the agency’s first attempt to mandate the use of RFID eartags with an April 2019 notice.


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