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Farm Feeds Cows Candy Because Corn is Too Expensive

  It's been a rough summer for farmers across much of the United States. The worst drought in decades has destroyed millions of acres of crops, dried up water supplies, and forced the price of…

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Livestock Producers Pressure USDA to Drop Meatless Mondays

By Mat McDermott, TreeHugger There's a bigger lesson here than just the absurdity of the situation. But first, the news itself. The US Department of Agriculture had been promoting the Meatless M…

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Chiropractors for Cows?

Dairy farmers use chiropractors to keep cows comfortable in an attempt to boost milk output. Photo Credit: I-Man--10N via Flickr. Science News by NewsLook   // …

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Scientists Tackle Cow Emissions

Scientists have long accepted that gas from farm animals is a major factor in climate change, but how do you stop cattle and sheep from doing what comes naturally? Science News by NewsLook v…

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Ewe Gives Birth to 7 Lambs in Washington

A 3-year-old ewe in Washington state has done something that rarely happens; given birth to a litter of 7 lambs. The American Finnsheep Breeder's Association says that's only been recorded twice befor…

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Why Are Antibiotics Still Used in Livestock?

Photo Courtesy Of:  Hemera/Thinkstock On December 22, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) quietly posted a notice in the Federal Register that it was effectively reneging on its plan to reduc…

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Lions and Humans Battle in Namibia

Adult lions are at the top of the food chain and have no natural enemies, except human beings. But for lions of Namibia, that enemy has become a huge problem. African farmers kill hundreds of them eve…

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Even McDonald’s Says Hog Crates Are Inhumane

By Margaret Badore for DietsInReview.com This week, McDonald's stated that they will be requiring all U.S. pork suppliers to stop using hog crates and gestation stalls. These crates are cages that …

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Meat Consumption Declining

Meat-eating in the US has declined four years in a row and five out of the last six years, according to the Daily Livestock Report. Per person meat, poultry and fish consumption reached its maximum in…

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20 Billion Farm Animals Killed in 2010-2011

According to Farm USA, 10.1 billion livestock animals raised for food were killed in 2010 in the United States. They compiled data from the US Dept. of Agriculture to arrive at that total. Of the tota…

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