July Was Beef Month

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Commemorating July Beef Month (from left): Tennessee Beef Council executive director Valerie Bass, Gov. Bill Haslam and Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson.
  • Commemorating July Beef Month (from left): Tennessee Beef Council executive director Valerie Bass, Gov. Bill Haslam and Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson.
Yeah, yeah. I know that July is practically over, and some cranks will probably attribute this late notice to the biased liberal media burying the announcement because it came from Gov. Haslam. But the truth is that the announcement didn't get buried by my lefty tendencies; it was actually hidden under a pile of back issues of Bon Appetit.

But July is/was Beef Month in Tennessee, and state Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson wants you to know that "Governor Haslam and I are proud to recognize the importance of beef production to our state's economy and the nutritional benefits beef provides in a healthy diet. More than 48,000 Tennessee farm families raise more than 950,000 head of cattle, ranking our state ninth in the nation in beef production and generating $424 million in farm income.”

So there's that.

The Tennessee Beef Council was also generous enough to share some recipes that I was supposed to pass along to you. Since it's still grilling season, click here for the "Star Spangled Cheeseburger."

I really need to clean off my desk.

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