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Livestock Farming

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  • Wal-Mart's clout buoys animal welfare

    Wal-Mart's clout buoys animal welfare
    When the giant retailer Wal-Mart recently announced that it would ask all suppliers of fresh and frozen meat, deli, dairy and egg products to its Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores in the U.S. to abide by sweeping new guidelines for the humane treatment of farm animals and the reduction of antibiotic use in raising them, animal welfare groups declared that this would prompt nothing short of a sea change in animal agriculture.
  • The way of the past: Smithfield's only competitor in Isle of Wight County grows hogs 12 at a time

     The way of the past: Smithfield's only competitor in Isle of Wight County grows hogs 12 at a time
    ISLE OF WIGHT — It's noontime on a humid day early in June. It stormed in Isle of Wight the night before, leaving lots of fresh mud for Pete Edwards' hogs to roll around in. Edwards, a soft-spoken, bright-eyed man, stands in the pig pen dripping...

    State withdraws farm pollution regulation

    State withdraws farm pollution regulation
    Maryland officials pulled back a proposed regulation Monday aimed at reducing farm runoff polluting the Chesapeake Bay after chicken growers warned it could cripple the state's lucrative poultry industry if imposed now. The state Department of...

    Poultry plants linked to outbreak won't be closed

    For years, Foster Farms wanted consumers to know its poultry was farm fresh, all natural and, most important, safe to eat. But the ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to three of its central California processing plants is threatening to tarnish the...

    Senators seek to stall pollution regulations

    Senators seek to stall pollution regulations
    Key senators have put language in the state budget bill that would stall Maryland's efforts to limit one of the Chesapeake Bay's main pollutants, phosphorus. The amendment by the Budget & Taxation Committee would prohibit the state from issuing new...