Livestock

Proposed Bill May Aide Small-, Medium-Sized Farms

Senator Cory Booker’s Farm System Reform Act legislation may shake-up CAFOs and provide a fair living to family-led farms. 

The Dairy Revolution: Vegan CEO Working to Help Dairy Farmers

“We can revolutionize by helping farmers transform their dairies into new enterprises and then we’re helping ourselves and we’re helping them. We’re helping the world.”

We’re Too Close to the Edge of Planetary Boundaries, Says Walter Willett

Alex Sammon, author, and Walter Willett of EAT-Lancet and Harvard host an inter-generational conversation about transforming diets to protect the planet’s boundaries.

Supporting the Next Generation of Farmers: Crile Farms and Niman Ranch

In this month’s Farmer Friday Feature with Niman Ranch, Raeanna Crile, a young Iowan farmer, talks family farming and her experience raising hogs at Crile Farms.

No-Deal Brexit May Hurt Scotland’s Agriculture Sector

Scotland could face serious problems under a no-deal Brexit—including severe damages to its import and export markets, customs delays and a weakening British Pound.

Study Finds Dramatic Increase in Antibiotic Resistance in Livestock

Facing huge risks for animal and human health, rates of antibiotic resistance have soared in low-and middle-income nations.

Opinion | Fixing Livestock Emissions Metrics

Are we looking at the livestock industry’s GHG emissions holistically—and can a framework help turn livestock into a solution for climate change?

From the Field to the World: Sustainability Lessons from a Young Farmer

Food Tank speaks with Thomas Parsons, a Niman Ranch member, about his role as a young farmer and advocating for a sustainable food system worldwide from his family’s ranch in southeastern Kansas.

Restaurants Are Helping to Drive Carbon Farming Practices

By donating a portion of each diner’s check, restaurants can help fund the implementation of carbon farming practices, which can be a key driver in the fight against climate change.

One Generation to the Next: Hamilton Brothers Farm and Family Ranching

For this month’s Farmer Friday, we talk with Richard Hamilton from Hamilton Brothers Farm about multigenerational farming, sustainable ranching, and partnering with Niman Ranch.