Aug 27, 2014
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Grazing the Net

RSS By: Greg Henderson and Friends, Beef Today

Our editors spend some time roaming the web looking for stuff cattle people and others in agriculture might find useful or entertaining. 

COOL Hits the Courtroom

Jul 10, 2013
Meat industry groups have lobbied, griped, and protested via letter-writing campaigns, but the COOL saga took an entirely different turn yesterday. NCBA and seven other meat and livestock orgs are suing the USDA, citing the rule violates the Constitution. Wonder if our founding fathers ever thought their document could affect the price of a burger?
 
 
The Oklahoma Farm Report has this to say.
 
And last, but not least, the Canadian’s take from the Calgary Herald.
 
RCalf has jumped in the news cycle, citing a misuse of checkoff dollars to fund the suit.

Your Daily Dose of the Farm Bill and Immigration News

Here’s to "Round 2" when it comes to a Farm Bill – this time without food stamps. Republicans have their fingers crossed. Democrats caution: "Don’t even think about it." AgWeb has the details.
 
And since they’re getting so much accomplished in Washington these days…here’s Policio’s thoughts on immigration reform.
 

Cloning Conundrum

The American Quarter Horse Association steps into the courtroom next week to defend its decision not to register clones. Cloning has become popular among those with deep pockets who want to preserve the aging genetics of great horses. NBC News looks at the issue from a racing perspective. The folks down under are also looking at the issue on New Zealand’s Horsetalk.
 

Not-so-Golden

It’s All-You-Can-Eat ribs...at the dumpster. We’re sure you’re in a hurry to grab a plate at your nearest Golden Corral after an employee’s video of fly-covered hamburger patties and baby back ribs sitting in tubs by the dumpster surfaced. The Huffington Post has the "scoop." Barf Blog writer asks, "Is this really the worst thing about eating at Golden Corral?"
 

Hungry Kids Win

A New York school district dropped the standards set by the National School Lunch Program citing kids weren’t getting enough food. The standards were put in place last year, pushed through by Michelle Obama. Kids across the country have complained they leave lunch hungry.
 

Cattlemen Beware

Bulls may weigh a ton and be tough, but they are still susceptible to rabies. The Denver Post reports on the fourth confirmed case of rabies in livestock, and this time it’s a bull that tested positive for the disease.

Wolf Packs

Efforts to control gray wolves continue in Montana as wildlife commissioners look at tweaking hunting regulations…
 

Diaper Doozy

Never thought we’d see this in our lifetime – a diaper that checks for health problems based on a child’s urine, and a smartphone app to provide all the stinky details for parents. Could this technology lead to a pee test for BRD in a feedyard? Doubtful, but...

 

 

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