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    PRIME ACT: Rep. Thomas Massie on Local Meat Processors Filling Gap on Meat Shortage

    PRIME ACT: Rep. Thomas Massie on Local Meat Processors Filling Gap on Meat Shortage



    Dana (@DLoesch) talks with KY Congressman Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) on the introduced PRIME ACT. It's designed to allow local, and smaller meat processors to fill the gap of the shortages that the large processors were suffering through, thanks to the Wuhan Coronavirus. The PRIME ACT will help mainstream the meat supply again, and it will help regulate prices for everyone. Congressman Massie discusses the 'Defund Police' idea as well, and we agree: We would rather defend, than defund.
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    Are there actually meat shortages though? We were told they would hit by summer, due to the processing plant bottlenecks, but I am not seeing it yet. My guess is that they are artificially keeping the prices low through stimulus, and continuing to import cheap beef to compensate for the reduced production from the processing plants....

    They will probably keep the idea of a meat shortage (or any food shortage) in their back pocket for one of the next "crisis" that need to be pre-planned for the appropriate response....
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    Massie is good to push this. This opens up a free market much better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Created4 View Post
    Are there actually meat shortages though? We were told they would hit by summer, due to the processing plant bottlenecks, but I am not seeing it yet. My guess is that they are artificially keeping the prices low through stimulus, and continuing to import cheap beef to compensate for the reduced production from the processing plants....
    Same here, there is no shortage.

    They will probably keep the idea of a meat shortage (or any food shortage) in their back pocket for one of the next "crisis" that need to be pre-planned for the appropriate response....
    Based upon their 100% track record of pre-planned "crises", I would foresee that this statement is true.
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    i wish I invested in fake meat stocks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior_of_Freedom View Post
    i wish I invested in fake meat stocks
    Invest in some land and some cattle instead....
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    Post Thomas Introduce Bipartisan PRIME Act to Empower Local Livestock Farmers, Meet Consumer Demand

    Washington, D.C.-Today, Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME) re-introduced the PRIME (Processing Revival and Intrastate Meat Exemption) Act to make it easier for small farms and ranches to serve consumers. The PRIME Act (H.R. 2814) would give individual states freedom to permit intrastate distribution of custom-slaughtered meat such as beef, pork, or lamb to consumers, restaurants, hotels, boarding houses, and grocery stores.

    “Consumers want to know where their food comes from, what it contains, and how it’s processed. Yet, federal inspection requirements make it difficult to purchase food from trusted, local farmers,” said Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky). “It is time to open our markets to give producers the freedom to succeed and consumers the freedom to choose.”

    “More and more, consumers want to know where their food is coming from, especially after the pandemic exposed break downs in our supply chains," said Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine). "A farmer in Maine shouldn’t have to drive hours to get to a USDA-inspected processing facility when other safe options are available. The bipartisan PRIME Act will make it easier for local farms to compete with big meat companies and make locally raised livestock processing more widely available. This bill will address the needs of communities in a way that supports them by allowing America’s family farms to do what they do best – feed their neighbors.”

    Current law exempts custom slaughter of animals from federal inspection regulations, but only if the meat is slaughtered for personal, household, guest, and employee use (21 U.S.C. § 623(a)). This means that in order to sell individual cuts of locally raised meats to consumers, farmers and ranchers must first send their animals to one of a limited number of USDA-inspected slaughterhouses. These USDA-inspected slaughterhouses are sometimes hundreds of miles away from farms and ranches, adding substantial transportation costs and increasing the chances of locally raised meat co-mingling with industrially-produced meat. The PRIME Act would expand the current custom exemption and allow small farms, ranches, and slaughterhouses to thrive.

    Companion legislation (S. 907) has been introduced in the United States Senate by Senators Angus King (I-ME), Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Braun (R-IN), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), John Hoeven (R-ND), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY).

    Other original co-sponsors of the PRIME Act include: Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC), Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN), Rep. Michael Cloud (R-TX), Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH), Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME), Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Rep. Mark Green (R-TN), Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-WY), Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA), Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez (D-NM), Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC), Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT), Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), Rep. Maria Salazar (R-FL), Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA), Rep. Victora Spartz (R-IN), and Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY).

    Massie raises cattle on his off-the-grid farm in northeast Kentucky. Pingree raises grass-fed beef and chickens on her island farm in North Haven, Maine.

    The text of the PRIME Act is available at this link:

    https://massie.house.gov/UploadedFil..._Act_118th.pdf
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    "This is an important video if you care about where your food comes from and how it’s raised:" -- Thomas Massie

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    PRIME Act

    The PRIME Act is a piece of federal legislation that will give Americans greater freedom to obtain locally produced meat from the farmers they know and trust. It gives farmers and small, custom slaughterhouses the option to work together to serve their communities.

    What The PRIME Act Does:

    • PRIME creates a meat processing exemption for local, small farmers.
    • It ensures that local custom butchers can process meat and the farmers can sell it by individual cuts within the state where it was produced and processed.
    • With this exemption in place, farmers can take their animals to the local, custom butcher and receive their own meat back to sell it to their loyal customers.


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    From Fox and Friends today


    [Mod Edit - Alternative link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK5VCPx2w4Q]
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    https://twitter.com/RepThomasMassie/...10191468560881
    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Pharma-Corporate-Internet-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul

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    I was just thinking yesterday that fishermen don't have to deal with these issues. They catch, clean, and package the fish without any middlemen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post

    https://twitter.com/RepThomasMassie/...75413535498672
    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Pharma-Corporate-Internet-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul

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    Seems like Congress needs to go after the Alphabet agencies and strip them of their power.

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    What is this Mr., Mrs., Gentleman, Gentlewoman, BS? I thought the USA did away with those terms.



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    After being on keto diet for over a year I have decided to go full carnivore. After 1 week I am already getting some pleasing results. Go Mr Massie.

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    https://twitter.com/RepThomasMassie/...62003080527903
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    Omnibus Budget Bill includes provisions for Electronic Tracking of Cattle

    ...
    The omnibus bill, which was proposed on Sunday and combines six essential spending bills into one, includes text that allocates $15 million to "related infrastructure" needed for electronically tracking livestock.

    The full text of the provision states, "The agreement directs the Department to continue to provide the tag and related infrastructure needed to comply with the Federal Animal Disease Traceability rule, including no less than $15,000,000 for electronic identification (EID) tags and related infrastructure needed for stakeholders to comply with the proposed rule, 'Use of Electronic Identification Eartags as Official Identification in Cattle and Bison,' should that rule be finalized."

    However, ahead of the vote on Wednesday, Republican representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky took to X, formerly Twitter, to criticize the bill, saying it will be used to limit beef production and challenge small ranchers.

    "Hidden in this week's Omnibus: Lobbyists got $15 million dollars to implement ELECTRONIC TRACKING of all cattle in the U.S. No law authorizes this!

    It will be used by the GREEN agenda to limit beef production, and by the corporate meat oligopoly to DOMINATE small ranchers," Massie wrote on X.

    Republican Representative Mark Green of Tennessee also slammed the bill, writing on X, "Beef cattle production makes up 16.7% of Tennessee's agricultural sector. I will not vote for an omnibus that gives radical Green New Deal activists the ability to hurt Tennessee's farmers."

    GOP Senator Mike Lee of Utah wrote on X, "U.S. citizens have survived and thrived for two-and-a-half centuries without centralized electronic tracking of cattle. And yet the #SchumerMinibus spends $15 million on just that—electronic tracking of cattle."
    ...
    More: https://www.cattlerange.com/articles...king-of-cattle
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