The ASPCA Urges Consumers to “Shop With Your Heart”

The ASPCA is the nation’s first animal welfare organization dedicated to preventing cruelty to all animals, including animals raised for food on farms. The ASPCA’s farm animal welfare work aims to ensure that farm animals live a life free from cruelty and unfit living conditions, able to carry out their natural behaviors. Like Fair Farms, …

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Your Purchasing Power: Consumer Demand is Changing Big (and Small) Food

* This is a guest blog post by Emma Green, an environmental studies and biology major at St. Mary’s College of Maryland You buy local and humanely raised meat, compost food scraps, and shop at farmers markets whenever possible — but do these small, individual actions make a difference? Yes! Your actions are part of …

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Animal Welfare Standards for Organic Livestock in Danger

It’s More Important than Ever to Know Your Farmer Last year, we asked the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to move forward on a proposed rule aimed to safeguard the welfare of millions of animals across the country that are raised organic. Along with many of you, we were surprised to find that animals raised …

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Eastern Shore Harvest Directory Features Fair Farms Partners

With an uptick in consumer interest in buying locally produced food, consumers are often looking for places that source and sell local product. If you don’t have the time to do some sifting and researching yourself, you may feel like you don’t even know where to begin. Lucky for us, the Eastern Shore Harvest Directory …

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Farm Bill Provides Opportunity for Increased U.S. Organic Production

On Thursday, July 13, members of the Senate held a hearing to listen to insights from leaders in organic and specialty markets so that their critiques could be included in the Senate’s upcoming draft of the Agricultural Act (commonly called the Farm Bill). The Senate and House of Representatives hold many hearings while developing the …

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