Education & Reference

Katie Couric's 3-minute “Factory Farm” Barrage

Published Mar. 10, 2010

The fact that she used the term “factory farm” or “factory farming” five times in a three-minute period probably showed her bias.

Mastio: It's not all about saving puppies at the activist Humane Society

Published Apr. 13, 2010

The Humane Society of the United States sparked quite the controversy last week, beginning with accusing the Iowa egg industry of animal abuse and ending with sniping between the group and Rep. Steve King.

Pigs and people matter

Published Apr. 9, 2010

At this Iowa pork farm, management decisions are based on what's in the best interest of the pigs as well as family members that work in the barns.

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After discovering PTC was making donations to HSUS, farmers mobilized on Twitter to flood the brand's Facebook page.

Pilot Travel Centers puts its support behind agriculture

Published Mar. 9, 2010

Faced with a major pushback from agriculture over donations by its customers and employees to The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Pilot Travel Centers (PTC) of Knoxville, Tenn., today issued a statement...

Proper antibiotic-use helps prevent livestock disease

Published Mar. 31, 2010

Antibiotic use in livestock has been a source of controversy in the United States, but a Purdue University animal scientist said it can be an effective method of disease prevention and treatment when used correctly.

Protect yourself against animal activists

Published Sep. 13, 2010

Before an undercover activist strikes: be smart and do the right thing. The best public relations are to be responsible and to not let it happen in the first place.

Recall: Limited Number of Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food

Published Aug. 1, 2011

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 3.5- and 7-pound bags of its Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food...

Science before legislation

Published May. 6, 2010

In the U.S., the individual gestation stall for sows is being banned based on perception, not science, and that has Janeen Salak-Johnson, a University of Illinois associate professor in animal science, looking for answers......

Uncover Antibiotic Use in Pork Production

Published Mar. 17, 2010

Family farmer Heidi Vittetoe invites you to uncover antibiotic use on her pork farm.

USA Today ad: "Surprised?"

Published Apr. 9, 2010

This full-page ad ran in the "News" section of USA Today on April 1, 2010.