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Foster Farms suspends workers amid probe into chicken abuse claim
The company's internal investigation follows the recent release of hidden-camera footage by an animal rights group, Mercy For Animals, that allegedly showed workers punching chickens, mistreating young chicks and apparently scalding live birds in hot water to remove their feathers.
Thursday, June, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. launches inquiry into research center over animal abuse reports
An inquiry is underway of the U.S. government’s key livestock research center in Nebraska after media reports of animal welfare abuse, according to an auditing group that investigates U.S. Department of Agriculture programs.
Wednesday, March, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Minnesota group concerned about ‘abusive’ industrial ag practices
About 50 people living between Backus and Akeley in north-central Minnesota have signed a petition presented to Cass County commissioners asking the board “to defend our area from the abusive practices of industrial agriculture.”
Wednesday, February, 18, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Australia seeks to stop animal rights groups with tough video laws
Australia is considering tougher laws to stop animal rights activists secretly filming on farms and abattoirs and airing the videos in an effort to protect a multi-million dollar livestock trade, a move rights groups say will hide abuse.
Friday, July, 25, 2014 - - News

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Park Rapids, Minn., woman pleads guilty in horse deaths
Minden Ann Crenshaw, 28, pleaded guilty to mistreating or abusing animals. The emaciated horses were found tied to a tree April 19. They were deceased and obviously the victims of neglect. Their ribs were protruding beneath their skin. One horse had broken free of its tether but dropped in place and died.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - - News

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Letter: Crackdown needed on factory farms' pollution; animals in 'squalid' conditions
They are some of the worst air polluters in the country and the Environmental Protection Agency isn’t doing anything about it. Who are they? The 20,000 factory farms in the U.S. that are home to billions of abused animals that are often cramped in small cages and living in squalid conditions.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - - News

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MN group concerned about industrial ag
BACKUS, Minn. — About 50 people living between Backus and Akeley in north-central Minnesota have signed a petition presented to Cass County commissioners asking the board to “defend our area from the abusive practices of industrial agriculture.”
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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USDA investigates animal research center
A U.S. Department of Agriculture review committee that investigated the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska found no current mistreatment of animals.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Britain gives Zimbabwe $72 million to help rural farmers
Britain has given Zimbabwe $72 million to help increase food production by rural farmers over the next four years, as the southern African country faces the prospect of poorer harvests this year because of inadequate rains.
Thursday, March, 19, 2015 - - News

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Opinion: Retailer ag practices filter to farm level
When Wal-Mart announced new positions on the humane treatment of farm animals and the responsible use of antibiotics in May, Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the Wal-Mart Foundation and senior vice president of Wal-Mart sustainability, said, “Our customers want to know more about how their food is grown and raised, and where it comes from.”
Wednesday, June, 17, 2015 - - News

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Farm, animal groups ‘generally pleased’ with ND animal cruelty law
Groups that crafted an animal cruelty bill approved by the North Dakota Legislature last year are “generally pleased” with how the law is working and aren’t seeking any changes to it, a livestock association spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Wednesday, October, 29, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Crop-loss Indian farmers sell their children to survive
The farmer from Mohanpura village in central India's Madhya Pradesh state had seen unseasonably heavy rains and hailstorms destroy crop after crop, while he fell deeper into debt.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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China's dog meat festival raises hackles of fans and opponents
YULIN, China - For many residents of China's southern town of Yulin, the peak of summer is the perfect time to get together with family and friends - and consume copious amounts of dog meat.
Monday, June, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Australia cracks down on foreign property buyers with fines, jail terms
PERTH - Foreign investors who illegally buy houses in Australia and agents that enable them face hefty fines and prison terms of up to three years under new penalties announced on Saturday aimed at cooling soaring property prices.
Saturday, May, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. Supreme Court takes up Tyson Foods class action challenge
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up Tyson Foods Inc.’s challenge to an almost $5.8 million judgment awarded against the company over worker pay at an Iowa meat-processing facility in a case that gives the nine justices a new chance to curb class action litigation.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Reuters - News

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STB should restrike balance for shippers
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board recently announced it will hold hearings in June to address whether the system for challenging rail rates can or should be made simpler and less expensive.
Monday, May, 25, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Migrants' working conditions at Thai tuna factories improve - activists
BANGKOK - Working conditions for migrants at Thai seafood factories that supply the bulk of the world's canned tuna have improved, rights advocates said on Tuesday, but problems remain such as forced overtime and physical punishment.
Tuesday, June, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Russia might ban fruit imports from Serbia
Russia’s food safety watchdog says it suspects Serbia of re-exporting Polish apples and is considering banning all fruit imports from the non-EU country, Russian news agency RIA reports.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - - News

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USDA seeks comment on prevented-planting policies
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comment by March 30 on recommendations that eventually could lead to changes in its prevented-planting insurance coverage levels. If approved, the changes would cut corn prevented-planting payment levels and increase rates for potatoes and green peas, among other things.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Recycling old Minn. barns gives ex-offenders new skills
When Scott Tempel and his wife Kara bought their 13-acre farm in Scott County, Minn., a year and a half ago, it came with a storybook dairy barn that had faded red boards, a steep metal roof and an old brick silo. There was only one problem: It was falling apart.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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