animal agriculture

The National Organic Program (NOP) is the regulatory program administered by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Services agency that implements the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, subsequently amended and its related
Continue Reading USDA amends the national list of allowed and prohibited substances for livestock in the National Organic Program.

Assemblyman Daniel R. Benson introduced a bill (A4298) that would amend “animal cruelty offenses and penalties concerning animal abandonment and failure to report injuring certain animals with a motor
Continue Reading New Jersey bill would put farmers raising livestock humanely at risk of animal cruelty violations

The impact of USDA’s newly adopted final rule to certain exhibitors of farm animals remains unclear.

A positive result of the rule is the definition of “domesticated farm-type animals.” 
Continue Reading Impact of the USDA-APHIS Final Rule, “Thresholds for De Minimis Activity and Exemptions From Licensing Under the Animal Welfare Act”-PART TWO.

On October 12, 2017 Nestlé USA announced that by 2024 they would

“strive to source all of the broiler chickens we use as ingredients for our U.S. food portfolio from
Continue Reading Improvements to housing of farm animals must be science-based, sustainable, and performed in a cost-effective manner