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.
Wendy's Goes to Washington
Jun 27, 2013
Among a variety of ag-related issues on the table in Washington, the Renewable Fuel Standard is up for debate, and the beef industry has some interesting allies. NCBA is chiming in, again, on the subject. And so have those in the fast food industry, according to Triple Pundit. Wendy’s and White Castle, march on!
Agri-Pulse reports that House democrats introduced the Senate version of the farm bill in hopes to find some common ground, but no one is jumping up and down with excitement.
The Senate is moving forward with an immigration bill, but the House is blasé on the legislation, according to Reuters. The impact to farm workers isn’t getting much attention, despite the best efforts of one Georgia senator.
Vilsack cites hazardous weather in farm states as reason to support climate change legislation, according to the Des Moines Register.
How About a Joint with Supper, Wilbur?
In the ultimate use of feeding byproducts to animals, Philly.com reports a Washington state pig owner is feeding leftovers from medical marijuana production to his pigs. Not only do the pigs love it, but he’s smiling all the way to the bank, getting $17 a pound for their bacon!
Turkey Steak, Anyone?
If you’re working on your Fourth of July grilling menu, the folks at Jennie-O hope you’re planning on steaks and burgers—turkey steaks and burgers, that is. If your mouth is watering at the thought of an all-white-meat turkey burger patty, The Sacramento Bee has the scoop on two new turkey options available to consumers.
A Fishy Situation
A Fox News report states that, in some instances, the species of fish you order for dinner may not be that type of fish at all. According to the story, more than 90% of red snapper sold is actually a cheaper substitute. To combat that, some retailers like Whole Foods offer source-verified information on each fish sold, all the way back to a photo of the boat caption who caught it. Wonder how those EID tags work?
School Lunch Regulations Tighten, Again
If your school-aged kids have come home complaining about the cafeteria food, they’re not alone. In 2010, a federal rule limiting the calories allowed in school lunches took effect. Kids across the country complained they weren’t getting enough food. A group of high schoolers in Kansas even created a video parody of the situation. Bloomberg reports that additional rules are now in the books that take effect in 2014, and even more are on their way in 2016.