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USDA abandons animal welfare rule in organic program
March 22, 2018April 2, 2018
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USDA abandons animal welfare rule in organic program

Last year, the USDA decided to scrap the Obama-era rule overseeing animal welfare regulations in the organic program.  In order to be certified under the organic seal, meat and poultry must meet a set of feeding, housing, and treatment standards.  Some media reports claim that large-scale organic operations are lax on these standards and animals...

Humane Farming Mentorship
December 28, 2017December 28, 2017
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Humane Farming Mentorship

Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) is offering a mentorship opportunity for beginning livestock and poultry farmers seeking guidance from experts on business strategies and animal management practices. The mentorship program will begin in February 2018 and end in February 2019.  Mentorship itself will be provided by consistent phone and email communications. FACT will check in...