Balanced Reporting. Trusted Insights. Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Jim Webster

Jim Webster

Jim Webster

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Farm Hands on the Potomac: Quist goes from AFBF to IDFA

Danielle Quist, senior counsel for public policy at the American Farm Bureau Federation, this week moved to the International Dairy Foods Association as senior director of regulatory affairs and in-house counsel. She replaces Emily Lyons, who moved to the Michael Best law firm in May.
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CAST report finds no advantages to free-range poultry, cage-free eggs

Free-range poultry and cage-free eggs may command higher prices in the supermarket but they offer consumers little or no demonstrable benefit in food safety or quality, animal health and welfare or healthful food, a panel of scientists concluded after a review of a battery of research papers they called "inconclusive and often contradictory."
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Animal terrorism eases; activists shift to video exposés

Although outright sabotage of livestock operations and animal research facilities has declined in the U.S. since enactment of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) in 2006, the threat of “animal rights” extremists remains. according to a former mink raiser whose Washington-state operation was put out of business by a 2003 raid.
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