Many of you may know that Wisconsinâs Department of Agriculture,
Trade & Consumer Protection (DATCP) told dairy farmers who did not
sign a Premises IDâthat they would not be allowed to sell milk after
A hearing took place at DATCP's headquarters on 4/25 for two farmers
who refused to sign.
After the meeting, DATCP sent a letter to dairy plants (the group who
have been selected to enforce the new rule/law/policy/regulationâall
of these words are being used). The letter said that DATCP will NOT
be revoking milk licenses on May 1st of those who have not yet
registered. The letter told milk plants to pick up as usual. DATCP
decided not to tie premises registration to a dairy license.
Unfortunately, over 95% of the dairy farmers in Wisconsin have signed
the Premises ID form.
DATCP has an aggressive campaign to sign up ALL farms in the stateâ
as well as non-producers such as Vets and other service providers.
I was present at the DATCP meeting and recorded it on an MP3
recorder. I moved the file to a CD-ROM. Martha Reilly and I are
making copies for our Weston Price chapter and we're happy to provide
a copy to anyone who would like one.
I did quite a bit of research before the meeting and in the short
time allowed for public questions (after it was announced that the
meeting was officially over), I asked several questions that the
officials would not answer.
The most alarming thing I discovered BEFORE the meeting was
background information about WLIC board member Mike Bishop (Note:
SINCE the meeting, I have discovered MORE alarming information that
is reflected in my list of questions to DATCP âlisted below).
Note: The Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) is a
non-profit organization that is currently contracted to implement the
National Animal Identification System (NAIS) for Wisconsinâs
Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (DATCP).
Mike Bishop is a former president of Infigen, a company in DeForest,
WI that clones cows. There's a Mike Bishop quote on the Internet that
says cloned cow milk is delicious. Infigen is the sister company of
ABSGlobal that's now part of Genus, the largest genetics company in
the world. Greenpeace Germany discovered that the large genetics
companies (including Monsanto) are trying to patent entire animals.
See (page 25):
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Mike Bishop is also an RFID specialist and his PowerPoint
presentations are online. The slides do not have any information
about animal health.
Most of the DATCP meeting time was taken up with speeches from DATCP
officials, legislators, WLIC board members and other officials such
as the Wisconsin Vet and an attorney who began his speech by saying
"I don't know anything about individual animal ID."
The Vet mentioned avian flu. Every farmer in the country should read
Joseph Mercola's book The Great Bird Flu Hoax. It explains the agenda
behind the bird flu and how it's being used to put small farmers out
There's a DATCP meeting tomorrow (4/3/07) and the public will not be
allowed to speak. A few representatives have asked for questions.