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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

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

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

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

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

–> 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

–> 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

FDA Releases New Guidelines, Proposes Rule on Antibiotic Use in Agriculture

Posted December 13, 2013   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued two major proposals in its effort to...

Farm Bill Provision Could Hide Farm Locations from Public

Posted November 12, 2013   The farm bill conference is currently considering a provision that would prohibit the government from disclosing...