As the ranks of backyard chicken enthusiasts grows across North America, municipalities are wrestling with ways to keep it safe and legal.
An investigation found that the more than 500,000 slaughterhouse and meat processing plant workers have some of the most dangerous factory jobs in America.
The USDA’s head veterinarian stresses that it's impossible to predict how far a particular bird flu strain may travel or mutate.
China has confirmed 460 cases of the H7N9 bird flu virus since last October, the most of any season since the first human case was reported in 2013.
New rules will force some of the biggest organic egg producers to change their practices, or stop calling their eggs organic.
Some of the country’s largest farm organizations are lobbying the incoming administration to drop rules that would change the production of organic meat.
It typically takes a while for changes in commodity prices to reach consumers but they're reaping the benefits of an improved situation for livestock producers.
Indiana's 200 or so veterinarians do a lot of driving, and starting in January, they'll need to do even more.
Organic animal welfare standards are expected to be finalized by year's end. It could clear up some questions for consumers but leave division behind the plate.
The federal agency says beef and poultry products may now be labeled as "non-GMO."
The country’s third-largest poultry producer has launched an ad campaign to defend its use of antibiotics and slam competitors for using “misleading” labels.
Heads of agriculture committees in both chambers of Congress got their request for more time to gather comments about “certified organic” labels.
The FDA study is part of a larger government effort to reduce the persistently high rates of the food-borne illness in chicken and turkey.
In a bird flu outbreak in Indiana last month, some of the 400,000 euthanized birds were killed by “ventilation shutdown,” a method the USDA approved last year.
USDA has had success cutting the proportion of whole chickens found with salmonella. Now it’s focusing on cut-up chicken parts and ground chicken and turkey.
The people pushing insect cuisine make compelling arguments. They say insects are high in protein and calcium, and they’re easier on the environment.
Researchers found that the virus was spread up to a half-mile during two windy days that “appeared to be related to clusters of outbreaks 5 to 7 days later."
California-based Foster Farms has announced it will cut back on antibiotics used to treat humans in its poultry.
The avian flu has killed about 10 percent of the nation's laying flock population.
The industrial waste oil passed off as food-grade oil contained lascadoil—a combination of oleic acid, soy oil, and lasalocid sodium, used in animal drugs.