USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has launched a new web site for people to learn more about the National Animal Identification System (NAIS).

The web site, http://www.usda.gov/nais, is a one-stop location for all resources and information related to NAIS. It includes national news and contact information for state and tribal animal health authorities.

USDA transferred $18.8 million from its Commodity Credit Corporation to APHIS during fiscal year 2004 to support NAIS. The recent passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act provided APHIS with $33 million during fiscal year 2005 for NAIS implementation.