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Some farmers and farm group officials pride themselves on understanding the other side of controversial issues. For instance, they make a point of reading anti-GMO literature; they figure that doing s... Posted on 11/8/13 at 10:19 AM
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Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Animals Animals! ANIMALS!... Posted on 11/1/13 at 7:36 AM
North Dakota’s laws prohibiting animal cruelty are so weak that prosecutors seldom can take action, animal protection advocates have long complained.
After a new proposal announced Thursday, two separate coalitions are championing competing proposals to better protect animals — one that could go before voters in November and one that will go to legislators next year.
COLUMBUS, Miss. — Forty-six states have laws making at least some type of animal cruelty a felony. Four states don’t.
Mississippi counts itself among the four. With our poverty and health issues, it’s hard enough to be a human here.
If you’re a dog or a cat, forget it.
Dear Dr. Fox: You can redeem yourself and restore your reputation by repudiating your longstanding support for allowing domestic cats to roam and feral cats treated with TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release), an irresponsible position.
I urge you to contribute to ABC (American Bird Conservancy) and receive their literature.
Losses still mounting for Osceola County hog farmer Sunday 10:40 update
SIBLEY, Iowa — Dead pigs were scattered and strewn about the Travis Dagel farmsite southeast of Sibley Saturday afternoon, more than 12 hours after a tornado ripped through four confinement barns on a path that destroyed farms and scattered debris for several miles in Osceola County.
Dear Dr. Fox: I was wondering if you believe dogs have a sense of time. When we leave the house for 10 minutes, we get the same reaction as when we come home after leaving him at a kennel for three days.
Also, I was told that every time we leave, the dog thinks that we will not return. Is this correct?
Wildlife officials are working to keep feral swine from becoming established in North Dakota.
State Game and Fish assistant wildlife chief Greg Link said landowners who know or suspect that feral swine are on their property must immediately notify the state Board of Animal Health.
Annual banquet recognizes youths
WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County 4-H program conducted its annual banquet and awards ceremony Saturday night in Worthington, handing out numerous awards and accolades to its members and adult leaders.
Our quest to protect endangered animals can take us to some very wild places. In this case, it leads to a place very tame: A small farm in Lac qui Parle County. Humble Roots Heritage Farm is home to a happy mix of domesticated farm animals that are rapidly disappearing from the world.
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