I just mentioned last night the news reported that the border is going to open with Canada. Now what happens? Canada reports another case of <a href="" target="_new"><acronym title="Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy">BSE</acronym></a>. They are very quick to point out that it is in a 10 year old dairy cow which means it would not be able to be shipped to the US under the new rules. It's almost like they are doing this to prove they can catch any cows with <acronym title="Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy">BSE</acronym> and not let them be shipped to the US. Hmm, conspiracy theorists will have a hey day with this.<br />n<br />nJust as a side note from a beef producer. Most, if not all, cases of <acronym title="Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy">BSE</acronym> stem from dairy cows not beef cows. This stems from the fact that most dairy cows are run in an confinement operation while beef cows are run on the open range. Makes me feel better about good quality beef and I hope it does you too.<br />n<br />n<b>It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self-conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations of the earth are in a conspiracy to under value them. Henry James</b>