Pork industry takes fight over California law to U.S. Supreme Court

Pork industry takes fight over California law to U.S. Supreme Court

Industry groups appeal ruling that backed California law At issue is Commerce Clause U.S. constitutional provision WASHINGTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on Tuesday in an industry challenge to the constitutionality of a California animal welfare law in a case that could undermine the power of states … Read more

U.S. railways to halt grain shipments ahead of potential shutdown -agriculture sources

U.S. railways to halt grain shipments ahead of potential shutdown -agriculture sources

CHICAGO, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Some U.S. railroads will start halting crop shipments on Thursday, a day ahead of a potential work stoppage, an agricultural association and sources at two grain cooperatives said on Tuesday, threatening exports and feed deliveries for livestock. With farmers starting to harvest autumn crops that are shipped to meat and … Read more

Shakin’ bacon? Belgian researchers study pigs’ response to music

Shakin’ bacon? Belgian researchers study pigs’ response to music

BRUSSELS, July 25 (Reuters) – Scientists in Belgium are investigating a farmer’s claim that different styles of music affect the behaviour of his pigs. Piet Paesmans first noticed the phenomenon when his son started singing a tune in the barn during a sluggish insemination session his sows seemed excited and started wagging their tails. “I … Read more