March 9, 2018

Center for Biological Diversity, Emily Knobbe, March 7, 2018- The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing Thursday on a bill introduced by Sen. Debbie Fischer (R-Neb.) that would exempt “concentrated animal-feeding operations,” often called factory farms, from hazardous-waste reporting requirements. Senate Bill 2421’s special exemption would make it …

February 27, 2018

Des Moines Register, William Petroski, February 26, 2018- Iowa grocers participating in a supplemental food program would need to offer conventional eggs if they sell eggs from chickens housed in a cage-free, free-range or enriched colony cage environment under an Iowa House bill passed Monday night. House File 2408 was approved on an 81-17 vote, sending …

February 21, 2018

Des Moines Register, Becky Higgins, February 20, 2018- Our state leaders are poised to consider legislation that would hurt Iowa family farmers like myself and consumers who support farming practices that are sustainable, humane and ethical. If you think Iowa should be protecting consumers and making life better for the …

January 3, 2018

North Carolina Health News, Rose Hoban, Catherine Clabby and Mark Tosczak, January 2, 2018- Despite efforts by some legislators and the livestock industry to prevent it, neighbors to industrial-scale hog farms in eastern North Carolina seem poised to pursue monetary damages against hog farms. U.S. District Judge W. Earl Britt in December rejected a plaintiff’s …