I’m in full agreement with America’s beef and dairy industries as they call bull on USDA. In an online newsletter to its employees, USDA had the audacity to encourage people to go green by promoting “Meatless Monday” as a means of preventing climate change. Talk about a slap in the face!
Last I checked, USDA had a very specific duty to promote and champion American agriculture. Imagine Ford or Chevy discouraging the purchase of their pickup trucks. Anyone else see the absurdity? How about the betrayal?
In response to USDA’s outlandish and extremist views, Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas challenged Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to justify these appalling endorsements. USDA responded by backpedalling and claiming the offending comments slipped through the cracks without proper clearance. The agency went on to say it did not endorse “Meatless Monday.” Thanks, but no thanks.
Perhaps the best apology would be to fire the person or persons responsible for distributing these treasonous comments. Why should our hardworking beef producers be paying the uninformed enemy’s salary? Without delay, the responsible parties have got to go.
At a time when historical droughts are threatening the livelihoods of our beef producers and diminishing our food supply, the last thing we need is a USDA that adds insult to injury. Shame on you, USDA. You deserve all the bull you get.