Drought Relief Bill Passes House, but Won’t Help Livestock Producers Through August

By: Friday August 3, 2012 8:51 am

The House of Representatives passed their one-year drought relief bill by a relatively thin margin yesterday, 223-197. They needed 35 votes from Democrats to get it across the line, as 46 Republicans begged off the bill. Here’s the roll call.

The House passed this on the last possible day of the session before the August recess, and the Senate did not get around to passage. So there will be no immediate disaster relief coming for livestock producers suffering under a price spike due to corn shortages.

 

Despite New Rule on Livestock Antibiotics, Infection Risks Still Plague Workers, Communities

By: Saturday January 7, 2012 10:00 am

Fundamentally, the issue of antibiotic resistance isn’t about medicines or animals, but about the relationship between people and what we eat. These new disease risks point to ethical questions on industrial farming, the mass consumption of animals, and the workers at the heart of this enterprise. When basic health standards are ignored, everyone gets hurt.

The Egg Recall

By: Monday August 30, 2010 6:06 am

What should we REALLY learn from the egg recall. Well, I’ll tell ya…

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