Moses Lake Farm Marks 10 Years Of Sustainability

Moses Lake based Lucky Hook Farm recently surpassed the 10 year certification milestone with the leading animal welfare and sustainability label, Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World. Lucky Hook Farm co-owner, Jessi Maurer, said one of the biggest benefits of the certification is the abundance of helpful information and collaboration available to participating farmers. “There’s always new […]

AFBF, NPPC File Prop. 12 Appeal to Supreme Court

Earlier this week, the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to take their case against California’s Proposition 12. The California law would ban the sale of pork from hogs that don’t meet the state’s “arbitrary” production standards. The appeal to the high court comes after the […]

Ellensburg Ranch Celebrates 10 Years As Certified Animal Welfare Approved

The Newhall family’s Windy N Ranch, based in Ellensburg, WA, recently celebrated 10 years as a Certified Animal Welfare Approved operation by A Greener World. The certification recognizes the Central Washington farm for their “highest animal welfare standards”.  Owner Greg Newhall, said the CAWA approval is one of the highest honors in the world when […]

20 States Support NAMI Against Prop 12

A total of 20 states filed a brief with the Supreme Court supporting the North American Meat Institute’s petition challenging the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 12. “The governments of nearly half the states agree that if California is allowed to apply its laws of conduct in other states, a single state will dictate policies in […]

U of I Receives International Accreditation For Animal Care

The University of Idaho is one of a few land-grant institutions to earn full accreditation from an international organization that recognizes commitment to quality animal care and science. The AAALAC International accreditation has been in the works for nearly 20 years. It was achieved through the work of the animal facility staff, U of I’s Task Force […]

Michigan Joins Four Other States as Cage-Free

A new law says the 15 million egg-laying hens in Michigan’s poultry flocks will have to lay their eggs in cage-free housing systems before 2025. Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist signed the legislation last week as Governor Gretchen Whitmer is on a trade trip to Israel. The law also prohibits non-cage-free eggs from being sold […]

Vaccine Bank Critical, Says Animal Health Expert

In the years from 1870 to 1929, the US had nine Foot and Mouth Disease outbreaks.  At the time, animal health officials reacted by stopping the movement of all animals in the effected regions, and destroying the animals.  However that approach did not work.  Iowa State University animal health expert Dr. James Roth said today […]