Guardians of Utah's Food Supply
What Happens in the Background to Keep Our Food Safe:
UTAH's Cattle Industry
This week's program takes a look behind the scenes at the inspection process that takes place on meat products before they reach the grocery store. Some 31 inspections are made on cattle as they are harvested. While you might assume it's all done by the USDA, there is also a state program through the Department of Agriculture and Food that has some advantages over the federally run program.
Our panel includes Randy Parker, from the Utah Farm Bureau Federation; Russell Holt, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food; Dell LeFevre, Garfield County Commissioner for a broader discussion about the cattle industry in Utah.
- What impact does the cattle industry have on Utah's economy?
- What is the process of the cattle harvest from the open range to the kitchen range?
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