In: Animal Feeding Operations
Walmart Announces Stricter Animal Welfare Policy
- May 27, 2015
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,...
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...
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...
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...
USDA Approves Funding To Fight PEDv
- June 9, 2014
Posted June 9, 2014 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a $26.2 million fund to fight porcine epidemic...
WHO Releases Report on Antimicrobial Resistance
- May 15, 2014
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...
FDA Releases New Guidelines, Proposes Rule on Antibiotic Use in Agriculture
- December 13, 2013
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
- November 12, 2013
Posted November 12, 2013 The farm bill conference is currently considering a provision that would prohibit the government from disclosing...