Tag: farming issues

Post Dairy Crisis Europe Weighing in on Proposed “Milk Package”

By Ryan Dennis On March 15th, 2011, a member of the European Parliament introduced his report of the European Commission’s “Milk Package” meant to address problems associated with the cause of low farmgate prices.  The Milk Package, by emphasising contractual relationships, aims to even the lack of countervailing power experienced by dairy producers in the Read More

Pennsylvania Family Farm Defenders Calls NMPF Plan into Question

The following has been released by the Pennslyvania Family Farm Defenders: Meshoppen, PA: As National Milk Producers Federation’s (NMPF’s) “Foundation for the Future” (FFTF) nears completion as legislation and its benefits are widely being touted, Pennsylvania Family Farm Defenders (PA F.F.D.) is concerned that there are serious reasons to believe that the alleged benefits of Read More

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

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