Animal Ag Articles
Want to learn more about issues facing the Animal Agriculture industry? Here are some interesting articles.
Beef washing in Brazil: The conspiracy worth millions
Sky News witnesses the illegal and unregulated beef production in Para state. Ranchers in the Amazon rainforest are cutting down trees to make space for illegally raising cattle.
Farmed Animals Lack Legal Protections. What Needs to Change?
By now it has become common knowledge—at least within animal protection circles—that legal protections for farmed animals are woefully lacking.
U.S. Dairy Cows Too Expensive to Feed, Causing Herd to Plummet
The number of dairy cows in the U.S. is plunging at a pace not seen in more than a decade, signaling elevated costs for products like butter.
Got milk? Yes, actually, U.S. has too much.
Some parts of the nation have seen localized spikes in milk prices. But most of the nation is facing an oversupply of milk — a challenge policy makers have been struggling to address.
Maine is in danger of losing some of its best agricultural land to solar farms
There is a finite number of acres in Maine that can produce crops and support agricultural farms. Only 13 percent of the state is suitable farmland, according to the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.
In recent years, those acres have been targeted by solar farm developers. The most desirable land for large solar farms is at least 25 acres, flat, open to the sun, easily accessible by good roads and near existing power lines.
Lawsuits Over ‘Misleading’ Food Labels Surge as Groups Cite Lax U.S. Oversight
A flurry of litigation by advocacy groups seeks to combat what they say is a rise in deceptive marketing by food giants.
The last days of the Havemeister Dairy: Alaska’s oldest commercial milk producer is shutting down
As a sharp wind brought the first raindrops of a fall storm, the cows inside the Havemeister Dairy barn pushed their faces into piles of hay, snuffing and chomping, a decades-old ritual.
By Friday, they’ll be gone.
‘How can we grow new forests if we don’t have enough trees to plant?’
As nurseries run low on stock and labour shortages grow, industry warns Tory pledge cannot be kept
Beef Industry Tries to Erase Its Emissions With Fuzzy Methane Math
Scientists with the world’s top climate organization made reducing meat consumption an official policy recommendation in 2019, echoing what environmentalists had urged for years: Eating less meat, in particular beef, reduces the large volume of emissions attributed to livestock. That guidance has only accelerated efforts by the beef industry to discredit the notion that strip steaks and cheeseburgers are climate culprits.
Livestock industry lobbying UN to support more meat production
Meat and dairy groups threaten to stop contributing to international summit on food sustainability after critical voices invited