By Ramsey Cox
Moran said that Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack agreed to remove the “Meatless Monday” language from its online newsletter, which had suggested Department of Agriculture (USDA) employees avoid eating meat and dairy products in their cafeteria on Mondays to help conserve the large amounts water and energy used in ranching.
Ranchers and farmers are having a particularly hard year, with droughts affecting most of the Midwest. Kansas is the third-largest beef-producing state in the nation.
"I can tell you one thing, my family will be eating more beef, not less, on Mondays," Moran said.