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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Socially Disadvantaged Farmer Training

Press Release: Senator Van Hollen Introduces Bill to Improve Assistance for Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers

Advocates praise changes to improve efficiency, transparency and accountability for underserved farmers and ranchers For Immediate Release May 15, 2018 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced a bill that would improve assistance to underserved populations in the farming community. The “Assist Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers …

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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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