Lawmakers Ask Vilsack to Clear the Air on LFTB

Several members of Congress have asked Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack to correct the public record and educate consumers about the safety of lean finely textured beef – LFTB. According to a letter – the 30 Representatives have been watching as the campaign of misinformation has unfolded. They note particular concern with the jobs that have been lost as a result. They also point to indications that the attacks on LFTB will cause beef prices to rise. They say that’s not just a problem for producers – but for every American who buys beef. The lawmakers are requesting that Vilsack provide them with the steps USDA plans to take to set the record straight. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.