For some inexplicable reason, the Feds have now decided to go after the beer industry.
And even if you are not a big beer drinker, this will negatively impact all of us:
The Feds are proposing to institute new regulations on the “spent grains” (barley, wheat and other grains that are left over after being soaked in hot water) that the breweries sell to farmers, who are able to obtain feed for their livestock at reasonable cost.
….For centuries, brewers have given or sold the leftover grain from the brewing process to local ranchers and dairy farmers for cattle feed. But new regulations proposed by the Food and Drug Administration threaten to end that relationship.
“The whole brewing community was shocked about it,” said Josh Deth, co-owner of Revolution Brewing in Chicago, Ill….
Deth said the regulations would make it far too costly for him to prepare the grains to be passed along to farmers. The only remaining option would be sending it to a landfill, which would cost more than $100,000 a year.
The new Fed regulations would mean higher costs for farmers, who would lose an excellent source of cheap feed for their livestock….
And those higher costs would be passed down to consumers, as higher food prices.
Via Breitbart: Obama Admin Makes New Rules on Grains, Breweries Rebel
The Press Democrat: Sonoma County brewers say beer is good for cows, too