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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. 

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

Sudden science

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.

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