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Idaho’s ag-gag law ruled unconstitutional by federal judge

  • August 5, 2015

Posted August 6, 2015   A federal judge struck down Idaho’s ban on undercover videos at factory farms, ruling that state legislators wrongly criminalized free...

Farmer Sues Pilgrim’s Pride for Breach of Contract

Posted May 27, 2015 A West Virginian poultry farmer is suing Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. for breach of contract, according to...

Walmart Announces Stricter Animal Welfare Policy

Posted May 27, 2015   Walmart has announcedstricter guidelines concerning animal welfare and the use of antibiotics in farm animals,...

McDonald’s to Stop Sale of Chicken Treated with Human Antibiotics

  • March 6, 2015

Posted March 6, 2015 McDonald’s plans to require chicken suppliers to stop using antibiotics in human medicine within the next two...

Senators Reintroduce Antibiotic Prevention Legislation

  • March 4, 2015

Posted March 4, 2015 Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) reintroduced the Prevention of Antibiotic Resistance Act (PARA),...

U.S. Federal Court Rules Farm are Liable for Manure Pollution

  • January 20, 2015

Posted January 20, 2015 A U.S. federal court has ruled that manure from livestock facilities can be regulated as solid...

Washington Lawmakers Introduce “Ag-Gag” Bill

  • January 16, 2015

Posted January 16, 2015 A Washington legislator is fighting for an “ag-gag” law, House Bill 1104, according to a Farms article...

Californians Charged with Violating Ag-Gag Law, Charges Dropped

  • January 8, 2015

–> Posted January 8, 2015 Four Californians have been charged with violating Utah’s “ag-gag” law when they took pictures of agricultural...

HSUS Launches Farm Animal Reward Hotline

  • October 28, 2014

–> Posted October 28, 2014 The Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) has launched a hotline to report cruelty and neglect,...

Missouri Right to Farm Act Upheld

  • September 16, 2014

Posted September 16, 2014 After all the votes have been recounted, the Missouri Amendment One, “Right to Farm,” stands, according...

FSIS Amending Poultry Products Inspection Regulations

  • August 29, 2014

Posted August 29, 2014 The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has amended the poultry products inspection regulations to establish...

Zinpro Corp. Requesting Food Additive Amendment

  • August 29, 2014

Posted August 29, 2014 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Zinpro Corp. filed a petition proposing that...

Citizens Group to Stop New Water Quality Regulations

  • August 21, 2014

Posted August 21, 2014 A citizens group, opposing new water quality regulations approved by the Iowa Commission, filed a lawsuit...

Minnesota’s “Buy the Farm” Upheld in Court

  • August 19, 2014

Posted August 19, 2014 A judge recently ruled that a coalition of utilities that planted a power line through a...

FDA Not Required to Ban Antibiotics

  • July 28, 2014

Posted July 28, 2014 In a 2-to-1 decision, a federal appeals court has rule that the Food and Drug Administration...

Direct Final Rule Corrected by GIPSA

  • June 10, 2014

Posted June 10, 2014   The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is correcting a direct final rule from the...

USDA Approves Funding To Fight PEDv

Posted June 9, 2014   The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a $26.2 million fund to fight porcine epidemic...

Deadly Pig Virus Re-Infects Indiana Farm

Posted May 29, 2014   An Indiana farm has become the first to publicly confirm that it suffered a second outbreak...

WHO Releases Report on Antimicrobial Resistance

Posted May 15, 2014   The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a report on global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) concluding that...

Deadly Pig Virus Reported in Canada, Spreads in U.S.

  • January 28, 2014

Posted January 28, 2014   A virus already responsible for killing about one million piglets in the United States has been...