Shifting away from an industrialized model of poultry production can help reduce the risk of disease and protect animals.
A Network for Independent Family Farmers: “It’s Like a Family”
Niman Ranch’s network allows farmers to maintain their independence while receiving critical resources and support.
‘Raw Deal’ Tells All in U.S. Big Meat Exposé
A new book shows the U.S. meat industry, as it currently exists, cannot survive.
Climate Agreement Aims to Cut Emissions with Food System Reform
The COP27 Climate Agreement on Food and Farming says plant-based diets and sustainable farming are crucial for GHG emissions reduction.
A Market for Small-Scale Hog Farmers to Thrive
In central Iowa, small-scale hog farmer Travis Flaherty takes pride in raising his animals more sustainably, allowing them to exhibit their natural behaviors.
With a Guaranteed Market for their Hogs, Farmers Don’t Need to “Get Big or Get Out”
When fifth generation farmer Joe Mickelson transitioned to small-scale diversification, he discovered that raising pigs in the open air was a new—and much more enjoyable—experience.
How Investing in Livestock Health Can Save People and the Environment
The International Livestock Research Institute recommends 18 key ways to optimize livestock systems and improve animal, human, and environmental health.
New Report Reveals Organic Dairy Farming Stores Carbon, Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Research shows that greenhouse gas emissions on organic U.S. dairy farms were 24 percent lower when compared to emissions from conventional dairy farms.
Switching Out The Beef For Rabbit: Can Rodents Provide A Sustainable Meat Alternative?
Rodents from rabbits to cane rats provide sustainable protein sources for many populations, but expanding their consumption could pose problems.
Sustainable Hog Farming to Keep the Next Generation On the Land
On Alderland Farm in Iowa, this family of hog farmers is working to raise their livestock sustainably.