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Going long on the animal ID outlook
This outfit is willing to be $1.3 billion that you'll need more tags in the future.
Distillers grains and e. Coli
Any time a food safety question comes up the place to go is Doug Powell's Barfblog. He knows his stuff and darned if he isn't a pretty good writer for a college professor from Kansas. This morning, he's giving a critical look at distillers grains and e. Coli.
Poor Tyson. Again.
Tyson had another tough quarter. They blame it on the drought but they expect a much better second half. Hmmm. They don't say if it's because they hope to sell beef higher or because they hope to buy cattle cheaper. If the former, we should all forget and forgive and wish them luck. But if those turkeys are thinking the good news is that the Western drought is going to keep pushing cheap cows and heifers their way, then not so much.
We're not sure that individual farmers and ranchers are going to find any new immigation bill that easy to work with, but the big boys seem happy.
Reuters has a look at the current state of the potential guest worker provisions, as of Monday, May 6, anyhow.
It takes a vegan
Elizabeth Kucinich--yes, THAT Kucinich--has signed on with the Center for Food Safety. Let's all guess which food she will be most inclined to deem unsafe.
A pretty balanced piece on Roswell's horse slaughter potential
Another one gags on ag gags
It's hard to find positive press on the ag gag laws around the country. Here's one take on why.
May is Beef Month
This fellow expalains why it matters
Record beef prices from Reuters' perspective
How we feel, too
This columnist considers EPA's crocodile tears about releasing farmers' private information to the anti-ag crusaders and pretty well nails it.
Strolling Heifers walks into the big time
We've not had the opportunity to attend Brattleboros' Strolling of the Heifers festivities, but it is ranked among the top 10 local festivals in the country, apparently, right up there below Cheyenne Days and Shreveport's Mudbug Madness. To put that in perspective, Olney's 40-year-old One Man Dove hunt shindig didn't even make the list.
AAA: Another Antibiotic attack
Here is some celebrity news worth reading
East Texas cattle thefts
Burgers as a fund raiser
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