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Meatless Mondays? Why would you want to cut meat out of your diet any day of the week, especially on a notoriously bad day, like Monday? I recently went on a trip to Washington D.C. with the Nebraska Corn Growers Association. You may ask why corn growers care about meat, but actually the livestock industry is essential to the corn industry since it is one of the corn industry’s major consumers! During the trip to D.C., I had the opportunity to attend a meeting with the Animal Agriculture Alliance. This organization’s goal is to share information about the animal agriculture industry with the public, including information about the recent Meatless Monday movement.
It was beside the waterer with fun comments about how lovely I look in winter attire; it was in the pickup, shivering together to get warmed up, and it was standing at the fence, looking at the bulls and admiring the way they are turning out after we had given them more straw for bedding. The ground is so cold and hard, we had to give them some insulation and comfort. Giving more time to the animals than to ourselves….Aaahhh – wedded bliss!
As the stubborn independent middle child, I often listen to what my mother says, and then do the opposite. She warned me a week ago, that coming home might be a bad idea, as Nebraska was set to get a winter storm over the weekend. I glanced at the radar, and with all the expertise of one climatology class, decided to head home anyway.