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Opposition to ag-gag bill growing daily

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Animal cruelty is only part of the issue: Animal welfare and labor advocates began pressuring Gov. Pat McCrory this week to veto the bill. The Humane Society of the U.S. launched a week-long TV ad campaign. The farm group’s letter says...Show More Summary

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Heidi Heitkamp

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp. The North Dakota Democrat was instrumental in crafting the 2014 farm bill and now has proposed legislation to address uncertainty over renewable fuels and waters of the US as well as expanding trade with Cuba. Show More Summary

Life After Content Farming: the Transcendence of Bill Simmons

Bill Simmons was ‘fired’ from ESPN, and it means we get to watch a ‘big time’ career/medium/content_farm/network transition by one of the most popular internet content farmers of all time. I see Bill Simmons as one of the last widely-read...Show More Summary

Alliance asks USDA help to clear paperwork backlog

The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance has asked Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to give his assurance that a backlog in paperwork at U.S. Department of Agriculture offices won’t prevent fruit and vegetable growers from participating in federal crop insurance this year.

Lawsuit blames Knott's Berry Farm log ride for girl's injuries

The family of a young girl who it says was injured in an accident on a Knott’s Berry Farm ride has filed a lawsuit in Orange County Superior Court, asking for punitive damages and the cost of medical bills.

PBC on CBS - Figueroa vs Burns: Live streaming results and round by round coverage

Omar Figueroa takes on Ricky Burns, and Tomoki Kameda faces Jamie McDonnell in today's PBC on CBS bill. Today at 4:00 pm EST, PBC is back on CBS with a doubleheader from State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, featuring Omar Figueroa against...Show More Summary

Nobody wants to foot the bill for new antibiotics: Norwegian study

The Norwegian government is working on a strategy to handle problems with antibiotic resistant bacteria after an outbreak of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at a pig farm in central Norway. But researchers say the government's focus is too narrow.

Eye of the Beholder

The Associated Press reports that conservative members of the Nebraska State Senate staged a filibuster this week to block a proposal that would attract more wind farms to the state. The bill would have offered $75 million in tax credits...Show More Summary

Congress Should Declare Mice Are Animals -- Now!

In 2002, North Carolina senator Jesse Helms slipped language into a normally mundane farm bill stipulating that rats, mice and birds are not actually animals. Helms was kowtowing to the wishes of Big Pharma and some major research universities. Show More Summary

U.S. Senate hearing interrupted by 'Frozen' song

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was attempting to discuss Farm Bill sign-ups when he was rudely interrupted by Elsa the Snow Queen. (...)

Farm Bureau: Food Prices Up About 1%

Shoppers are paying a bit more for their groceries this spring. A new survey from Farm Bureau shows that meat and orange juice are the biggest contributors to an increase of 60 cents of a $53.87 grocery bill on 16 food items, or about of 1 percent, in the group’s Spring Picnic Marketbasket survey. “Several meat items increased in price,... Read More

Federal government should split bill with L.A. for river restoration

Fred Eaton certainly knew his business when he went poking around the Owens Valley in the early part of the last century, quietly purchasing farms and ranches for the water rights that went with them. Had the self-taught engineer and former Los Angeles mayor made it clear to the landowners that...

Arizona Governor, Montana Legislators Kill Anti-Animal Bills

Arizona and Montana put the kibosh on dangerous bills that threatened legal protections for farmed animals. The post Arizona Governor, Montana Legislators Kill Anti-Animal Bills appeared first on PETA.

2015 Farm Bill Essentials

Cool article about the transition away from much of the traditional corporate farm price supports. Now if we could only get rid of that damned ethanol subsidy...   click for ginormous interactive graphic/article Source: Bloomberg

Arizonans Rally to Keep Cruelty Code Intact

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey nixed a misguided and dangerous bill that would have created one set of rules for companion animals and another, weaker, one for farm animals and horses.       Related Stories Big Ag’s Power Grab in the Grand Canyon State Highlights for Animals From the 113th Congress The 113th Congress in Review for Animals  

Tuesday Morning Update: Policy; Ag Economy; Trade; Immigration; and, Regs

Policy Issues An interview with House Ag Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D., Minn.) aired on yesterday’s AgriTalk radio program with Mike Adams. The interview, which focused on the Farm Bill, trade, regulations, and biotech issues, was recorded last week and was conducted before a group of Farm Bureau members from Missouri, Minnesota, Iowa, and Texas. […]

AgriTalk Transcript: House Ag Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson

House Ag Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D., Minn.) was a guest on Monday’s AgriTalk radio program; the conversation with Mike Adams focused on the Farm Bill, trade, regulations, and biotech issues. The interview that aired on Monday’s program was recorded last week and was conducted before a group of Farm Bureau members from Missouri, Minnesota, […]

Arizona Says That Farm Animals Aren’t Animals

Arizona has a pretty abysmal track record when it comes to its treatment of humans, and some lawmakers are trying to push a bill that would make the state a pretty uncomfortable place for livestock, too.

Let's #OpentheBarns to Transparency

As Big Ag continues its efforts to conceal the truth about how animals suffer on factory farms, the ASPCA and advocates continue our counterattack to protect the public's right to know what goes on there. "Ag-gag" bills - conceived and...Show More Summary

USDA Extends ARC and PLC Deadlines

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a one week extension for producers to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill. The final day to make the decision, update yield history or reallocate base acres will now be April 7, 2015. Show More Summary

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