Animal welfare is increasingly on the radar of today’s shoppers, and that’s a great thing because it’s top of mind for livestock and poultry farmers too.
Even in the midst of current troubles, farmers are still finding ways to support neighbors facing difficult circumstances.
For most people, state fairs mean funnel cakes, rusted amusement rides and, of course, corn dogs. But for people in the agricultural industry, they mean livestock shows.
Every June, we celebrate National Turkey Lover’s Month. For many, this sparks a memory of family traditions. It may take you to Thanksgiving Day, surrounded by friends and family, and remind you of the many blessings in your life.
It’s deeply frustrating, though not at all surprising, to see the endless parade of op-eds, social media posts, online petitions and more from activist groups, activist authors and others taking advantage of current circumstances to call for an end to animal agriculture and meat consumption.
I am 30 years old, and never in my life have I seen the grocery stores as full with people, and as scarce with items.
The Chicago International Airport has an unlikely group of landscapers. In an effort to reduce environmental impact, the airport brought in it’s first herd of sheep and goats to graze overgrown vegetation in 2013.
Now is the time for the agriculture and food communities to show America what you do best and be the best version of yourself while doing it.
As award season wraps up, its hard to ignore the hits animal agriculture has taken in the last few months. From the decision to take meat off the Golden Globe’s menu, to an Oscar winner’s speech about dairy farming, it begs the question: who are Hollywood’s agriculture advocates?
From Iowa, to Uganda, to DC. Where will agriculture take me next?