Monday, July 17, 2006

A curious brand of patriotism from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) last week passed a resolution "seeking to push the U.S. military to require companies that supply troops in Iraq and other countries to buy beef processed in the United States," according to Brownfield Ag News.

Currently, the troops in the Mideast are fed in part with food purchased from nearby countries. The cattlemen's proposal would require the armed forces to incur the additional expense of purchasing beef in the United States and shipping it across the globe. The cattlemen did not propose a source for the extra funding.