Corporate Farming News

Corporate Farming Notes: Sitting up with the Corporate Sow

Created in 1996, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a competitive cost-share program under which farmers and ranchers implement conservation practices on working lands or livestock systems in exchange for financial and technical assistance. Unfortunately, the program has been manipulated by large corporate farming interests.

What’s Driving Corporate Ag?

In April, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report, Crop Insurance: Savings Would Result from Program Changes and Greater Use of Data Mining, which recommends Congress better target federal crop insurance subsidies to smaller family farms and ranches.

Corporate Farming Notes: Arsenic and Honeybees

Chickens in industrial operations are fed caffeine, arsenic, banned antibiotics, and the active ingredients in Tylenol and Benadryl. That’s what researchers from Johns Hopkins University and Arizona State University found when they tested feather meal made from chicken feathers.

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