Animal ag undoubtedly is a challenging sector of the agricultural production industry with animal welfare and state policies increasingly at the forefront.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case brought by the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation against California’s Proposition 12. In January, Proposition 12 banned the sale of pork in California from hogs born to sows that weren’t raised according to the state’s production standards.
Animal welfare and animal rights are distinct concepts that both influence how people view animals and agriculture.
The U.S. Supreme Court accepted a challenge to California’s Prop 12 on appeal — something that hasn’t happened in these types of cases for quite some time.
It’s pretty much impossible to live a life (even for animal-rights activists) without benefiting from the byproducts of animal harvest.
Biosecurity measures on farms and other agricultural operations help protect animals from diseases and promote the safety of the food supply.
While genetic and nutritional improvements can be thanked for improving dairy farming, advancements in technology have also played a huge part.
It’s animal welfare and profitability, not animal welfare or profitability. Farming is a profession, and we care deeply about the well-being of our animals.
The North American Meat Institute has weighed in against California’s Prop 12, a proposal that would create minimum space requirements for livestock.
The PR war always makes meat the villain, and that’s based on a thorough misinformation campaign. And usually the ‘bad guy’ doesn’t win in the end.