Grazing the Net
Greg Henderson and Friends
Our editors spend some time roaming the web looking for stuff cattle people and others in agriculture might find useful or entertaining.
The Food Stamp Bill
May 22, 2013
There is precious little coverage in the general media about yesterday's Senate farm bill debate. and most of that centers on food stamps. Our sample:
Politico: Farm Bill Beats Back Foes
WaPo: Senate Votes to Make Small Cut to Food Stamps in Farm Bill
Vilsack: Ag Secretary: U.S. House Version of Farm Bill Could Hurt Montana
Let 'em in. The straight ones, anyhow
The Gang of Eight's immigration bill made it out of committee fairly well intact, and it has all the amnesty anybody could want. Not so much on the low-skill labor that might help out in the feedlot and weed hoeing business. The shiny object that caught the media's attention was something about same sex couples.
NPR: Senate Panel Approves Immigration Bill
WaPo: Senate Panel Approves Deal on Foreign Workers
Daily Beast: Senate Committee OKs Farm Bill Overhaul
NatReview: Toxic Immigration
Let's label this stuff
We don't always agree with the food safety lawyers' quest for perfectly safe beef, but we do on this thing about labeling tenderized beef. Why not move ahead?
Bittman's apology for not going vegan
Mark Bittman's NYT stuff might give us all indigestion, but you better believe his whinings and dinings are at the vanguard of the anti-beef movement. It's nice to know he doesn't think a single serving of meat will kill you.
HSUS mole takes the fifth
This is the lady who apparently helped HSUS get itself labeled "non-political."
NBC on WTO Cool
Imagine our surprise to find this on NBC's site. The general media. Noticing there is some dissent on meat labeling.
Here’s your chance to sign a pro-HSUS petition
Keeping beef in school menus
Kindra Gordon does her usual good job on an important issue for the Angus Journal.
A most curious headline
It has nothing to do with beef or cattle, but Pravda's take on the Oklahoma tornado seems to make a religious/political judgment:
Act of God strikes Oklahoma, over 100 killed, many of them children
This virus was first found in 2011 and, zippo-zappo, they've got a vaccine.
Pond scum is green-trendy?
Count us and our horse tanks in.
Soooo….can your yappy little heeler conjugate a verb?
There is scientific consensus that the border collie is intellectually superior to all other dogs, especially heelers, and now this official scientist has, through science, proved they can also learn grammar, indicating they are also smarter than your average cowboy. Not that there’s any news in that.