Fla. court orders state to pay former pork producer
A Florida appeals court sided with a former pork producer last week, and now the state has to pay up. FULL STORY »
Did Carrie Underwood sway Tenn. ‘ag gag’ veto?
Country music star Carrie Underwood made news when she tweeted against a so-called ‘ag gag’ bill in Tennessee, but did her influence go beyond Twitter? FULL STORY »
Actor Ryan Gosling ventures into activist territory
First it was dairy dehorning, and now it is gestation crates. Actor-turned-activist Ryan Gosling recently asked Canada’s National Farm Animal Care Council to close a “dangerous” loophole to prohibit the pork industry from using gestation crates. FULL STORY »
Farm bill: Now what?
What just happened on the floor of the U. S. House of Representatives? For many, including some Members, the unthinkable happened when only 171 Republicans and 24 Democrats voted to support the House version of the Farm Bill. FULL STORY »
Buckle your seatbelt for the House consideration of the farm bill
The farm bill had a cakewalk through the Senate two weeks ago. Now it is swimming in a swamp infested with crocodiles as it tries to survive in the House of Representatives. FULL STORY »
Big investor urges Smithfield breakup over buyout
Starboard Value LP revealed a major stake in Smithfield Foods Inc on Monday and urged the world's largest pork producer to explore a breakup rather than go ahead with a planned $4.7 billion takeover by Chinese meat company Shuanghui International. FULL STORY »
NIAA releases white paper on FMD preparedness
Back in April, the National Institute of Animal Agriculture (NIAA) hosted a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) Symposium titled "Fostering a New Preparedness Paradigm: Facilitating a Conversation among Public and Private Sector Stakeholders." The symposium brought together FMD experts from government, industry and academia to discuss the latest science, historical lessons and options available to prepare for or respond to an outbreak in the United States. FULL STORY »
New smartphone app keeps farmers, ranchers in the know
A new University of Nebraska-Lincoln smartphone app helps agricultural producers track key temperatures. FULL STORY »
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