Susan Collins

Spent Grain- Aug. 19, 2014

Susan Collins
August 19, 2014
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Campaign status: Won

ROB TOD: At the end of the beer-making process what is waste for us, which is the spent grain, in this band malted barley and wheat, is actually very valuable tool farmers high-protein feed.

NORMAN JUSTICE: Since mankind has been brewing beer, he's been taking that byproduct and feeding it to his livestock. We're ultimately recycling misspent grain.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: But new regulations from Washington threatened this arrangement between farmers and brewers.

JUSTICE: The FDA proposed a rule on breweries that would have effectively prohibited farmers from using this spent grain.

TOD: These regulations could cost breweries like ours well over $100,000 a year.

JUSTICE: Susan Collins assembled a bipartisan group of senators that went to the FDA to ask them to use common sense in this one.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Susan took action and her leadership is helping solve the problem.

TOD: Sen. Collins is a champion from local farmers, for business and for the environment.

JUSTICE: Working with Susan Collins, common sense prevailed.

COLLINS: I'm Susan Collins, and I approve this message.