Archive for April, 2006

BSE Losing It’s Bite?

Friday, April 28th, 2006

Today, April 28, Secretary of Agriculture Johanns wove that wonderful web of obvious so characteristic of government employees. He announced that “the prevalence of BSE in the United States is extraordinarily low.” Well, yea. Y’all tested over 600,000 animals. Three showed up positive. That’s .000005%. But we still need an animal ID system to track [...]

The Truth, She’s Slippery

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

To the undoubted great relief of thousands of American cattlemen, the USDA announced today that it made giant strides reopening the Chinese market to US beef. “China is an important market for U.S. beef, accounting for $100 million of our beef exports in 2003,” said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns. Johanns was hopeful, assuring [...]