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Market to Market (June 20, 2014)

posted on June 20, 2014 at 7:01 PM

Market to Market (June 20, 2014)
Full Program: Mother Nature batters the Midwest with torrential rains and a string of lethal tornadoes. Further south, wheat producers contend with arid conditions reminiscent of the Dust Bowl. We examine controversial laws that some believe restrict free... Full Story

Humane Society Wants Hens Uncaged, Releases Videos

posted on April 9, 2010 at 4:04 PM

DES MOINES (AP)- The Humane Society of the United States released videos Wednesday that they say show animal-welfare violations at four egg farms in Iowa, the nation's top egg-producing state. Full Story

China Executes 2 for Role in Tainted Milk Scandal

posted on November 24, 2009 at 2:11 PM

BEIJING (AP)— China executed a dairy farmer and a milk salesman Tuesday, the only two people sentenced to death in a scheme to water down infant formula with an industrial chemical that left at least six children dead and sickened more than 300,000. Full Story

Texas Firm Disputes Treatment of Disabled Workers

posted on June 12, 2009 at 8:06 PM

GOLDTHWAITE, Texas (AP) — The co-owner of a Texas business that hired out dozens of mentally disabled workers to work in turkey processing plants in Iowa says the firm didn't violate labor laws. Full Story

Dying to Support Animal Rights? Try a PETA Coffin

posted on December 12, 2008 at 8:12 PM

EDGEWOOD, N.M (AP) -- For animal rights activists, sticking up for furry or feathered critters is a way of life. Full Story

Six Charged with Abuse No Longer Employed

posted on October 24, 2008 at 8:10 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Six farm employees were charged with animal abuse and neglect Wednesday in connection with a video obtained by an animal-rights group that showed workers abusing pigs. Full Story

Raw Milk Demand Grows Despite Concerns

posted on April 11, 2008 at 8:04 PM

NEW HOLSTEIN, Wis (AP) — Despite serious health risks, demand for unpasteurized, or raw, milk appears to be growing. Full Story

California Considers Labeling of Cloned Foods

posted on April 20, 2007 at 8:04 PM

Meat, dairy and other grocery products that come from cloned livestock would have to be clearly labeled under a bill pending in the California Legislature. Full Story

Dolly the T-Bone Steak?

posted on December 29, 2006 at 8:12 PM

The FDA announced this week that food from cloned animals is safe for human consumption. Full Story

Producers, Consumers Face Clone Quandary

posted on December 22, 2006 at 8:12 PM

For nearly four years, Maryland dairy farmer Greg Wiles has poured milk from his cloned cows down the drain in compliance with a voluntary ban on food from cloned livestock. Full Story

Humane Society Blasts Ben & Jerry’s

posted on August 25, 2006 at 8:08 PM

Ice cream producer Ben and Jerry's is receiving criticism from the Human Society of the United States for buying eggs from a company the animal welfare group believes mistreats chickens. Full Story

Federal Jury Convicts Animal Welfare Activists

posted on March 3, 2006 at 8:03 PM

Freedom of speech did not protect an animal rights group in a New Jersey court this week. Full Story

No Highway Memorials to Hogs

posted on February 17, 2006 at 8:02 PM

Hogs and humans don't deserve the same treatment when it comes to memorials, according to Virginia officials. Full Story

Missouri River Controversy

posted on January 20, 2006 at 8:01 PM

Montana's Attorney General this week urged the U.S Supreme Court to accept a case addressing the allocation of Missouri River waters to upstream and downstream states. Full Story

Humane Society Sues USDA Over Poultry Slaughter

posted on November 25, 2005 at 8:11 PM

Chickens and turkeys should be covered by the same law as cows, pigs and other animals when they are slaughtered, the Humane Society of the United States said in a lawsuit filed this week against the Agriculture Department. Full Story
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