What a Fine Draconian Farm Bill
May 16, 2013
The general media didn't much notice the Senate farm bill Monday, but Tuesday's House farm bill had a shiny object: More restrictions on food stamps. So, it gets more coverage. This story is not, of course, over. Not even close. The Senate passed a farm bill way back last year, but the House rejected it. These guys don't always agree with each other.
If Obamacare makes you sick
You might want to spend the 1.5 hours--yes, 1.5 hours--watching this video about how employers can live with upcoming changes in health care requirements. Expect to be in a bad mood later.
Lori Bell xoxoxo Her Non-Cafo Pig
NPR xoxoxo Vilsack
Bad idea: Making your friends play vegan
Grist has a lady trying to get her friends to stay vegan for a month. Turns out it's more hard than fun
Good idea: A hamburger eating club
This bunch of folks makes a regular event out of looking for better hamburgers. Let's all join clubs like that.
Bobby calves in Australia
Dairy calves aren't worth much in Australia. And it's always fun to see how Australians talk.
JBS is doing fine
Tyson: Lower beef demand
The company plans to do more product innovation, but says high chicken feed prices, reduced beef demand and a supply-demand imbalance in pork are impacting profits.
A job we may not want
Here's a look at the bottom rung of the chicken business