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Is there enough water and land on Earth to meet global food demands?

According to the United Nations, there are 7.6 billion people living on Earth today. Of those 7.6 billion, 815 million people are already going …

Agriculture

Thanks to bipartisan legislation, fake meat must go by a new name in Missouri

The measure, which prohibits misrepresenting a product as meat, passed on an overwhelming bipartisan vote.

Agriculture

Meet a teen farmer earning profits from pasture-raised pigs

<b>Judy Woodruff:</b><p>The nation’s largest youth development organization, 4-H, has been preparing young people for careers in agriculture and farming for …

North Ridgeville Police: Pig Picked Up While Following Man Home

A pig hitched a ride home in a North Ridgeville, Ohio, police car after following a man home, but if you were hoping to crack a joke about the ironic …

Farm Animals

Kind Truck Driver Rescued a Piglet Who Fell Off a Transport Truck and Showed Him People Can Be Good - One Green Planet

Typically, falling out of a truck onto the highway isn’t exactly considered a good thing. However, if you’re a factory farm piglet on your way to the …

12,000 chickens die in second Limburg factory farm fire

Some 12,000 chickens died in a fire at a farm in Limburg on Sunday night – in what was the...

Knackeries at breaking point with 'enormous backlog' of dead animals

Collection services at one of the largest knackeries in the midlands are close to a standstill due to an influx of fallen stock after the recent …

High Speed Processing Is Not Good For Pigs

A facility in Minnesota processes between 19,000 and 22,000 hogs per day. That's more than 21 swine a minute or 1,300 every hour.<p>How can I send pigs …

Goat Cuddles Up To Dog Who Just Lost His Best Friend

"She knows he’s sad."<p>Even though his life lasted only two weeks, a little lamb named Jerry touched so many lives.<p>Jerry was rescued by Black Goat Farm …

How to Prepare for Raising Goats - Homesteading and Livestock

When you’re looking to enlarge your homestead and increase your self sufficiency, goats are a great way to go. Their care requirements are much …

A Virginia Farm is Looking for Volunteers to Cuddle With Its Baby Goats This Winter

A Virginia farm needs help feeding and nurturing the 90 kids its expecting this winter.<p>If you thought cuddling baby farm animals could only happen in …

Pondering Over Adding Goats to Your Farm? - Homesteading and Livestock

Introduction<p>Whether looking for a pet, companion animal, dairy producer, fiber provider, or even meat they are a fantastic livestock choice. They …

Beef industry fighting back against 'fake meat'

The beef industry is taking aim at companies producing lab-made meat alternatives, arguing for stricter regulations when it comes to labeling this increasingly popular product.<p>Both the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) are taking …

The U.S. Can’t Get Enough of Australia’s Goats

Growing demand for goat meat in the U.S. from ethnic minority groups and foodies has made an unlikely export superstar for Australian farmers, with …

Exports

This Vet Technician Had a Photo Shoot For a Baby Squirrel, and Yes, It's F*cking Adorable

When a Good Samaritan walked into the Merrill Animal Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, with a baby squirrel who they found barely breathing outside their house, veterinary technician Polly Weldon sprung into action. She told POPSUGAR that she knew exactly what to do as soon as her furry friend — …

Cute Animals

The beef industry has fired its first shot in the fight against cell-cultured meat

A major sector of the American meat industry is finally taking aim at cell-cultured meat, sparking what promises to be a spirited debate over the future of high-tech meat and how people will buy it.<p>The US Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) has filed a 15-page petition (pdf) with the US Department of …

Agriculture

Think You Drink Too Much Coffee? Science Says You Should Probably Drink More, Not Less

It turns out there's a perfect amount of coffee to drink, and it's more than you think.<p>Do you start the day with a mug of coffee, followed by a second mug, and then a third around 3 pm to help you make it through the afternoon? And do you sometimes worry that you're consuming too much caffeine and …

China supersizes pig farms to cut costs in world's top pork market | Reuters

WUXUAN COUNTY, China (Reuters) - Surrounded by mountains in a remote part of southwestern China, Xinguangan’s first large-scale, modern pig farm is getting ready to produce its first offspring.<p>Pigs are seen on a family farm in Xiaoxinzhuang village, Hebei province, China January 25, 2018. …

Southern Africa may face food deficits due to armyworm and poor rains

Bulawayo — Southern Africa, which recorded bumper crop harvests last season, could face food deficits following prolonged dry spells and the march of …

Agriculture

For The First Time Ever, Astronomers Have Detected Planets Outside Our Galaxy

This is crazy!<p>In an incredible world first, astrophysicists have detected multiple planets in another galaxy, ranging from masses as small as the …

Universe

Scientists Just Found Naked Mole Rats Have Another Freaking Weird Superpower

Move over, tardigrades.<p>Naked mole rats may look like wrinkly skin sacks, but they have some pretty bizarre superpowers, including a total immunity to …

Biology

Op-Ed: What’s wrong with our land reform programme – will a commission really help?

A commission of inquiry to interrogate this depressing state of affairs should make eminent sense. Or does it? By TERENCE CORRIGAN.<p>The commission of …

Solar-powered agriculture pays dividends

Even as the average farmer struggles to cope with the ever-increasing cost of inputs on the one hand and the un-remunerative price for their produce, …

Uncertainty over the future of farming subsidies hits land values

The value of British farmland fell by more than 8pc last year on fears subsidies will fall away after Brexit, according to the latest figures.<p>Rural land was worth around £8,972 per acre at the end of December, ­dropping from £9,778 at the same point a year previously, research by property …