7/13/2017 7:20:00 AM/Categories: General News, Today's Top 5, Livestock, Horses, National News
A panel in the U.S. House that was voted to approve the 2018 USDA funding. At the same time the panel has also voted to lift the ban that has been in place for more than a decade on horse processing.
The House Appropriations Committee's actions would lift the horse processing ban which was included in a spending bill signed into law by the President back in May.
There was action by Lucille Roybal-Allard, a California Democrat, to renew the slaughter ban. That effort was defeated by a 27-25 vote.
The ban that has been place for years keeps the USDA from providing inspectors at horse processing facilities. The ban is funded until September 30, 2017.
At this point, the future of U.S. horse processing is up in the air.
AP & Northern Ag Network
7/13/2017 9:01 PM
There should be horse slaughtering plants in the US. A few whining crying bleeding heart dogers bought off a few gutless politicians and got it banned and ruined the horse industry as it was.
During President Donald Trump’s address to the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention last week in Nashville, he committed to enhancing access to rural broadband. After his address, President Trump signed two executive orders in regards to rural broadband internet to speed up the building of infrastructure to provide reliable broadband in the countryside.
The Montana Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) is accepting applications for mini-grants and demonstration projects. The mini-grants will provide funding for educational events throughout the year and support partners and organizations with an interest in the conservation, education, and awareness of grazing lands and natural resources in Montana.