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Posts tagged livestock

March 18, 2014

Farm Regulations 

Cattle munching on livestock feed

Loophole Undercuts FDA “Crack Down” On Livestock Antibiotics

A watchdog reveals key flaws in new FDA guidelines designed to reduce the use of antibiotics to fatten livestock.

December 16, 2013

Growth Enhancement 

pig

FDA Announces Plan To Curb Antibiotic Use In Animals

Use of antibiotics to grow farm animals has been blamed for growing antibiotic resistance in humans across the United States. New rules could help curb that.

August 13, 2013

 

Dave Dierig

How Secure Is The Fort Knox Of Seeds?

From the outside it may not look like a bastion of the American agriculture industry. Inside, it holds one of the world’s largest collections of seed.

July 9, 2013

Farm Inspectors 

usda headquarters

Meat Inspectors Get Blowback for Blowing Whistle

A whistleblower group says USDA officials are retaliating against meat inspectors who report inhumane treatment of animals at slaughterhouses.

April 20, 2013

No Pictures, Please! 

Photographers lens, up close for a close-up.

Ag-Gag Bills: California Withdraws, Tennessee Votes

Both measures required animal cruelty to be reported within 48 hours.

February 26, 2013

Aggravated Agriculture  

Climate change is expected to have an overall negative impact upon crop and livestock over the next 25 years.

Climate Change To Hurt Crops And Livestock

The USDA warns of hard times ahead for the nation's farmers.

January 21, 2013

Growing Organics 

Patchwork of colorful farmland, viewed from the sky.

Organic Farmland Expanding Worldwide

The global area farmed organically has expanded by 300 percent since 1999, but the United States lags behind the curve.

November 2, 2012

Stormy Weather 

Under a grey sky, a road is covered with debris from the storm.

Hurricane Sandy Hurts Small Farms, Halts Food Distribution

A year after Hurricane Irene devastated northeastern food distribution networks, Hurricane Sandy redoubled the damage.

September 25, 2012

Scratch Scratch Cluck Cluck 

chicken in the garden

Backyard Chicken Farmers, Part 1: Garden Helpers

Chickens give backyard farmers more than just eggs and meat. Three experts talk about how they help in the garden with fertilizing, tilling and pest control.

September 11, 2012

I'm Molting! I'm Molting! 

molting chicken

Where Have All The Feathers Gone?

Are your birds looking a little disheveled? Not to worry -- It's molting season.

August 17, 2012

Beefy Bailout 

A large pile of freshly-butchered red meat.

Government Buys Meat From Drought-Stricken Farmers

The drought has dried up pastures and devastated grain crops, increasing demand and a lowering supply of livestock feed.

August 3, 2012

september dread 

A herd of black cattle with orange number tags in their ears.

Farm Bill Freak-Out

Congress probably won't pass a new farm bill before the current one expires in September, but they won't renew the current one either. What gives?

April 28, 2012

Vegan And Proud Of It 

Gene Baur With Bubbles The Turkey

Gene Baur Interview, Part 2: Down With Crates And Cages

In part two of our interview with Farm Sanctuary's Gene Baur, he talks about how recent legislation is both helping and hurting farm animals.

April 11, 2012

Drug Bust 

Close up of two jars of multi-colored pills.

Want Livestock Antibiotics? Get A Prescription, Says FDA

The FDA released new guidelines recommending that pharmaceutical companies require prescriptions for antibiotics to be used on livestock.

March 2, 2012

Don't Knock It 'Til You've Tried It 

macro close-up grasshopper bug insect

Might As Well Go Eat Worms — Or Bugs

With more and more of the world's population craving meat, insects are starting to look a lot more appetizing.

February 27, 2012

Farm Drugs 

cow nose

Health Group Pushes Farmers To Reduce Antibiotic Use

Health advocacy groups are campaigning to eliminate the use of antibiotics in livestock and they’re taking their message directly to the farmer.

February 17, 2012

Food Recycling 

captain crunch cereal

Cows Munch On Recycled Captain Crunch

As food production has become more industrialized, food factories have found ways to continue to recycle massive amounts of would-be food waste.

August 18, 2011

Meat Industry 

cows feeding

New Guidelines Ensure Humane Treatment Of Livestock

The USDA announced new guidelines to ensure humane treatment of livestock, defining "egregious inhumane treatment."

June 23, 2011

Global Food Prices 

flooded field

Extreme Weather Pushes Food Prices Even Higher

Global food prices are already at a record high and will continue to rise because of this year's extreme weather.

May 27, 2011

Small Farms 

Flock Of Chickens

Bringing The Slaughterhouse To The Farm

Thanks to mobile slaughterhouses, Vermont farmers may find it easier to get their safe, healthy, and humanely raised meat to the tables of their customers.

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