Klamath Falls, Ore. -- A Klamath Falls brewer and rancher is concerned about a proposed F.D.A. regulation that's on tap.
Rod Kucera of 'Mia and Pia's Pizzeria and Brewhouse' brews beer, and raises cattle.
Kucera feeds his cattle grain left over from the brewing process...
"They love it - they kind of wait at the gate."
But Kucera says a proposed Food and Drug Administration ruling could change all that...
"This proposed rule would require us to dry that spent grain, package it, and label it before we could take it down to feed our own cattle."
Senator Ron Wyden opposes the ruling...and plans to visit a brewery and restaurant in Ashland Thursday morning to protest the proposal.
"Because he knows that it is basically a very ridiculous proposal." States Kucera.
Kucera says that if the rule is passed, larger brewers will likely pass along costs to consumers.
"If you don't want the cost of your beer to go up, call Senator Wyden, or Representative Walden, and give them an earful."
Senator Wyden will host his press conference in Ashland Thursday morning at 10:30 at the Caldera Brewery and Restaurant on Clover Lane.