livestock http://hppr.org en AMA seeks ban on antibiotics for weight gain http://hppr.org/post/ama-seeks-ban-antibiotics-weight-gain <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;">The largest association of U.S. physicians is calling for tighter rules on antibiotic use in livestock.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:38:30 +0000 Kristofor Husted 34189 at http://hppr.org AMA seeks ban on antibiotics for weight gain Higher beef prices good for producers, may be tough on consumers http://hppr.org/post/higher-beef-prices-good-producers-may-be-tough-consumers <p>Once again, the prognosticators are saying <a href="http://www.meatpoultry.com/articles/news_home/Trends/2013/11/Beef_prices_climb_as_consumpti.aspx?ID=%7B623621CA-0B39-4A55-890F-A1AA56AF6B04%7D&amp;cck=1">beef prices are on the rise</a>. We’ve <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/blog/1602/expect-higher-food-prices-thanks-drought/5#.Un1flfmoVyQ">seen this before</a>—last year, the drought and high feed prices were being blamed. This time, the supply is tight and with livestock farmers looking at lower costs of production, some may keep animals on the farm to help increase their herds, rather than sending them to market. Since consumer demand typically goes up at this time of year, Lee Schulz, a livestock economist at Iowa State University, said the combination will increase the price meatpackers pay to producers. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 06:01:00 +0000 Amy Mayer 24401 at http://hppr.org Higher beef prices good for producers, may be tough on consumers The long, slow decline of the U.S. sheep industry http://hppr.org/post/long-slow-decline-us-sheep-industry <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10.5pt; line-height: 11.25pt;">Over the last 20 years, the number of sheep in this country has been cut in half. In fact, the number has been declining since the late 1940s, when the American sheep industry hit its peak. Today, the domestic sheep herd is one-tenth the size it was during World War II.</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 05:24:14 +0000 Luke Runyon 22941 at http://hppr.org The long, slow decline of the U.S. sheep industry Under Oklahoma Legislative Review: The Illegality of Delivering and Advertising Raw Milk http://hppr.org/post/under-oklahoma-legislative-review-illegality-delivering-and-advertising-raw-milk <p></p><p>It&rsquo;s illegal in Oklahoma to deliver or advertise raw milk, and a growing number of Oklahomans are choosing raw milk.&nbsp; The increased demand has prompted an interim legislative impact study on the legalization of raw milk delivery and advertising <strong><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2013/09/26/return-of-the-milkman-oklahoma-lawmakers-study-raw-milk-delivery/">according to State Impact Oklahoma</a></strong>.</p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 22373 at http://hppr.org Under Oklahoma Legislative Review: The Illegality of Delivering and Advertising Raw Milk