Month: February 2011

Establishing a Need for an Agriculture Animal Welfare Cirriculum

By Whitney Dennis Animal welfare issues in agriculture are becoming more important in today’s society. “Statistically, farm animals comprise 98% of the animals in the country with whom we interact directly…” (Humane Society of the United States, 2010, September)  The large percentage of farm animals in our country is due to animal agriculture being a Read More

Specter-Casey Bill Supporters Called to Action

The Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act, also known as Bill S1645 and the Specter-Casey Bill, expired several months ago on the congressional table.  Proponents of the bill are looking for legislative support to get it re-introduced.  LoriJayne M. Grahn and Tina Carlin, both farming wives, are calling on advocates to contact their representatives and senators. Read More

Specter-Casey Bill Expires, Looking to be Re-upped

By Ryan Dennis The Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act, also known as S1645 and the Specter-Casey Bill, expired on the floor of the U.S. Senate on the last days of 2010.  Introduced by Pennsylvania Democrat Arlen Specter and read twice on August 6th, 2009, the dairy proposal has run its allotment of two years after Read More

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