In small, rural, diverse towns like Denison, Iowa, religious institutions can serve as prominent points of connection between the different communities.
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.
A proposal that would jumpstart the chicken business in Nebraska has some residents concerned about the potential impact on the environment.
While touring JBS Marshalltown Pork Plant, reporters were forbidden from taking photos, making audio recordings or quoting the company without permission.
An author talks lentil farmers in Montana, pickles that go great on tacos, a raw Brussels sprouts salad, and the dangers of working in a slaughterhouse.
Workers at meat processing plants describe punishing rates of production, leaving them with a lifetime of pain and physical problems.
The worry is that this resistance will spread to bacteria that are also resistant to other drugs, effectively making bacteria immune to antibiotics.
A farmer and a chef collaborate on root beer. Hear about dangerous working conditions in meat processing plants. And, salsa verde tops breakfast veggie cups.
Who is watching out for workers in the meat industry? Some charge government fines for safety problems are “embarrassingly low.”
JBS is a powerhouse in meat. The Brazilian multinational is the largest global producer of beef, chicken and lamb, and number three in pork.
The federal “beef checkoff” mandates a $1 payment every time a head of cattle is sold. Opponents have fought the checkoff all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Missouri, which housed about 6 percent of the nation’s beef cattle at the start of the drought, lost roughly 8 percent of its herd.
The USDA announced new guidelines to ensure humane treatment of livestock, defining "egregious inhumane treatment."
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.