No Pink Slime & Fighting For a Farm Bill

No Pink Slime & Fighting For a Farm Bill

No Pink Slime & Fighting For a Farm Bill. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.

When I was a kid I used to love an old sci-fi classic called the “Green Slime.” Who knew that in 2012 “Pink Slime” would be on the menu! But concerned parents in Washington State need not worry that their kids are being fed the common beef filler. The USDA has allowed schools to “opt Out” of using the lean finely textured beef. The beef provider for Washington State does not carry the product so school will not have it on their menus.

The Senate Ag Committee held their final hearing on the 2012 Farm Bill yesterday and American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman says that agriculture seems less united regarding the farm bill as it usually is at this point in the process but he expects that to change over time as the debate unfolds and proposals are put on the table.

STALLMAN: So far there’s not been a lot that has been publicly reported in detail. Everybody has proposals that we went through last fall with the committee process trying to pass a bill through the super committee and there wasn’t much that was really hard in terms of black and white or hard in terms of what the scores were for the various proposals that came out of that process. Hopefully all that will become known fairly quickly.

Now here’s today’s Washington Grange report.


That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network. 

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