animal welfare

AGs file brief to remove animal welfare rule for organic farmers

· May 15, 2018

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, joined by 14 other state attorneys general, filed an amicus brief supporting the repeal of the Obama Administration’s 2017 Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule. The brief argues that this Rule, adopted on the very last day of the Obama Administration, was both illegal and economically unjustifiable. The 1990 Organic […]

USFRA: Consumer interest in ‘clean’ diet, local food increasing

· May 11, 2018

While significantly more U.S. consumers trust farmers and ranchers, they are still reading labels, searching for local food, and trying to maintain a “clean” diet.  The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance Board of Directors recently gathered in St. Louis where they presented the 2017 Consumer Perception research insights. According to the USFRA’s 2017 Consumer Perception […]

Organic farmers ask USDA to reinstate animal welfare rules

· January 17, 2018

The nation’s organic food movement published an open letter in the Washington Post Tuesday demanding that the USDA stop interfering with standards for animal welfare in organic food production. In a full-page paid advertisement, the group asks USDA Sec. Sonny Perdue to reinstate the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule that was issued in January […]

California animal welfare aftermath: Pricey eggs & less of them

· October 6, 2017

Nine years after California changed their animal confinement standards, eggs are still pricey while the state’s production numbers keeps falling, according to a recent Purdue University study. The analysis of the laws’ effects on egg production and prices in California could inform other states considering similar legislation. The 2008 Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, […]

Buying chicken? Here’s what you are guaranteed every time

· September 7, 2017

The National Chicken Council (NCC) has gotten down to brass tacks when it comes to consumer assurances. The United States’ oldest and largest national association representing the U.S. broiler chicken industry has rolled out a set of industry-wide standards for broiler chicken welfare – the “Chicken Guarantees.” The standards are launched as part of NCC’s […]

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