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Scaling up: 4 ways hog farms changed since the 1990s
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Scaling up: 4 ways hog farms changed since the 1990s

The pork industry shifted dramatically over the past three decades. A USDA report tracks how the industry moved away from small operations to CAFOs, production contracts and specialization.

NC bill would ease hog farm biogas permitting

NC bill would ease hog farm biogas permitting

This year's farm bill includes a provision creating a general permit for animal operations to build and operate farm digester systems for capturing methane for energy.

Iowa lawmakers join environmentalists to halt CAFOs
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Iowa lawmakers join environmentalists in calling for halt to CAFOs

It's the fourth year activists have sought a ban on confined animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, that they say taint the state's water.
Could crate-free pork become the new industry standards?
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Could crate-free pork become the new industry standards?

California’s tough animal welfare law bans gestation crates for pork production—and producers are bracing for the 2022 deadline.
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