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January 4, 2019

 

Cargill’s New Robot Herds Cattle So Workers Don’t Have To

Working with cattle is dangerous, sometimes even fatal. Are robotic cattle drivers the answer for worker safety?

January 3, 2019

 

Animal Welfare Gains Little Ground In 2018 Livestock Regs

Suggested teaser: Last year ushered in several new rules to improve animal welfare, and the meat industry is digging in its heels for new battles in the year ahead.

August 17, 2018

 

A Little Livestock Could Go A Long Way On An Organic Farm

Many organic farmers let chickens and other livestock graze in there vegetables beds after harvest. Some are now looking for evidence that the practice yields results.

November 21, 2017

 

WHO Wants To Limit Antibiotics For Livestock

US Regulators are critical of the new WHO regulations, limiting antibiotic use in livestock.

August 17, 2017

 

How Will Eclipse Affect Crops And Livestock, Researchers Ask

Researcher Tim Reinbott says he’s eager to see how drought-stressed corn and soybean plants react to the change in light and temperature brought by the eclipse.

July 18, 2017

 

Mad Cow Disease Detected In Alabama

The animal “at no time presented a risk to the food supply, or to human health in the United States,” according to the USDA.

July 11, 2017

 

Rules Against Animal Cruelty Raise Stake For India’s Beef Wars

The rules ban cattle sale for slaughter at livestock markets and come at a time of escalating tensions between Hindu extremists and beef-eating minorities.

June 20, 2017

 

This Farmer Wants To Give Animals A Better Life — And Death

Farmer Jon McConaughy's animals live their whole lives on his farm, and they die there, too. He tries to make the end as stress-free and respectful as he can.

June 7, 2017

 

Fairness Rule Divides Cattle Country On Role Of Government

Ranchers worry that a move to delay federal rules that would make it easier for them lodge complaints about unfair treatment may spell the end of the new rules.

April 4, 2017

 

Bison Make A Comeback In Indiana

The growth bison ranches in Indiana are experiencing is being fueled by a surge in popularity of bison meat as an alternative to beef.

February 20, 2017

 

Nebraska Landowners Revive Fight Against Keystone XL

When Keystone XL was last up for approval, Jeanne Crumly and a group of other local landowners sued to block TransCanada from seizing land by eminent domain.

February 16, 2017

 

Most Of The Fish We Use For Fishmeal Could Feed Humans Instead

Currently, one-fourth of all fish caught globally goes to produce fishmeal and fish oil for farmed seafood, pigs and chickens.

February 10, 2017

 

Organic Animal Welfare Rules Delayed, Giving Opponents Hope

Implementation of the rules has been pushed back thanks to President Donald Trump’s “regulatory freeze.”

January 24, 2017

 

Farm Groups Anxious As Trump Pulls U.S. Out Of TPP Trade Deal

The American Farm Bureau Federation claimed in its analysis that the TPP could have increased U.S. agricultural exports by billions of dollars a year.

January 6, 2017

 

$2.6 million Missing From Oklahoma Beef Council

News of the alleged embezzlement and the attempt by the council to keep it secret gave critics of what’s called the beef check-off program more fodder.

December 19, 2016

 

Where The Meat Industry Meets Environmental Concerns

A proposal that would jumpstart the chicken business in Nebraska has some residents concerned about the potential impact on the environment.

December 19, 2016

 

Proposed Organic Livestock Welfare Rule Not Guaranteed

Some of the country’s largest farm organizations are lobbying the incoming administration to drop rules that would change the production of organic meat.

December 7, 2016

 

Resistance To Important Antibiotics Found On U.S. Swine Farm

The CDC had already called carbapenem-resistance an "urgent threat" to human health that is responsible for about 600 deaths a year.

November 20, 2016

 

As Greenland Gets Warmer, Farmers Struggle More Than Ever

Warming summers in Greenland have raised hopes for expansion of agriculture, but the summers have been drier, causing a decline in the number of sheep farms.

September 20, 2016

 

How Are Nitrates Ending Up In Drinking Water Supplies?

Crop farms and livestock operations are the biggest contributors to nutrient problems in the Gulf of Mexico

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