Writing the Farm Bill & HSUS Throws Some Eggs
Writing the Farm Bill & HSUS Throws Some Eggs. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.
The Senate Ag Committee may start writing its version of the 2012 Farm Bill the week of April 23rd - and according to one leading member - could finish sometime in mid-May. Ag Republican Chuck Grassley says a farm bill will need at least three days on the Senate floor.
GRASSLEY: Another way of saying three days is because most of our work is done on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - sometimes with a lot of debate on Monday but not many decisions being made. You are basically up to consuming a week even if we have a Friday session. Still I think it’s going to take up to one week.
The Humane Society held a press conference yesterday claiming they have uncovered "extreme animal abuse" and unsanitary conditions at a major regional egg supplier. According to the HSUS an undercover operation of the Pennsylvania-based Kreider Farms facilities shows "injured and dead hens, including mummified bird carcasses" living inside the same cages as live hens who lay eggs for human consumption as well as chickens who had their heads, legs or wings trapped in cage wires and feeding machinery.
The family-owned company has been the recipient of the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association's Excellence in Food Safety award, according to its website.
Now here’s today’s Washington Grange report.
That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.