Joe Ferguson says he just couldn’t take it any longer. The former inspector for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) spent more than 23 years monitoring operations inside pork processing plants inspecting hog carcasses for signs of anything that could translate to a food safety problem, in particular hints…

A “food fight” over allegations of possible inhumane animal treatment broke out in Minneapolis on Tuesday. On one side is the pig-raising Rosewood Farms at Pipestone, MN, which just happens to be owned by Randy Spronk, current president of the National Pork Producers Council. On the other side is a group of activist vegetarians called…

With the clock ticking down to adjournment today, the Missouri Senate pulled a surprise late Thursday by not bringing up the so-called “ag-gag” bill but instead passing an omnibus agriculture law with some changes in law that look like an ag-gag compromise.

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After a long day in Jefferson City, the Senate voted 25-5 for final …

A Missouri Senate committee will hear and likely recommend approval of House Bill 1860, the so-called ag-gag bill the lower chamber already approved on a 124-29 vote.  

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If that happens, HB 1860 will get a final up or down vote on the floor of the Missouri Senate, possibly before the end of the week.…

This might not be the best time to release an undercover video of cruelty to Iowa farm animals.

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A bill to outlaw such videos, and punish people who make them, remains alive in the Iowa Assembly. Presidential candidates from both parties are showing up in Iowa by the day now. It’s the time when what …

Animal agriculture in the Texas Panhandle may be tested soon on whether it can punish its own when severe abuse is involved.

Castro County Sheriff Salvador Rivera is now investigating E6 Cattle Co. in Hart, Texas after a Mercy For Animals undercover video surfaced last week showing brutal mistreatment of animals. 

Located between Amarillo to …