GOP senators declare 'Meat Monday' in slap to USDA

"This is a reminder to USDA that it’s supposed to advocate for American agriculture, not against it," Grassley added.

According to Sen. Jerry MoranGerald (Jerry) MoranTIMELINE: The GOP's failed effort to repeal ObamaCare The Hill's Whip List: Republicans try again on ObamaCare repeal IT modernization measure included in Senate-approved defense policy bill MORE (R-Kan.), USDA will no longer promote "Meatless Mondays" in its online newsletter.

"With extreme drought conditions plaguing much of the United States, the USDA should be more concerned about helping drought-stricken producers rather than demonizing an industry reeling from the lack of rain," Moran said on the Senate floor Thursday.


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