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.

Why Are Food System Folks Fighting Against More Humane Animal Conditions at the Supreme Court?

Promoting animal welfare is about a global shift away from unsustainable factory farming and inhumane practices.

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.

Op-Ed: Humans Love Animals but Also Love Meat. Food Innovation Can Help Resolve this Paradox

When it comes to animal welfare, the right technology applied in the right way can make all the difference.

Climate Resilient Practices Key to Future of Livestock

Climate resilient practices are essential to ensuring the health and safety of livestock as heat waves increase in frequency and severity.

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.

Demand for Organic Meat Is Booming, but There’s a Shortage of Slaughterhouses

As demand for locally raised and certified organic meat booms, small farmers are struggling with the scarcity of slaughter facilities.

Farming Must Be Economically Sustainable

For Mindy and Drew Duff, sustainability also means being able to keep farming in the family.

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