Is the USDA Really Serious?
I recently read several online articles on how the U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to cut costs of up to $85,000,000 dollars by laying off up to 1,000 poultry inspectors that oversee and regulate standards in the raising of poultry. Does the USDA even care about the civilians it is supposed to protect. This news coming right after the whole "Pink Slime/ supposed finely textured beef" controversy! Maybe if our government and not big industry controlled things this would not be happening. Some of these poor chicken farmers are so deep into debt that they are barely scraping by. Some of them making as little as $20,000 per year because of contracts they are forced into by the largest poultry producers. Meanwhile our USDA inspectors are being paid $85,000 per year? Seems like we need a little better balance in the pay scale. Repost on FB if you agree.