The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it is extending the deadline for public comments on its proposed rule for mandatory animal traceability. The deadline has been extended to Friday, December 9, 2011. For more information contact Mr. Neil Hammerschmidt at 301-734-5571. Mail comments to: Docket No. APHIS-2009-0091, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3 A-03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-1238. To comment online click here.