HSUS CEO Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Humane Society of the United States CEO Wayne Pacelle has resigned his post, a month after Vice President of Policy Paul Shapiro left the organization, both amid accusations of sexual misconduct by multiple women who worked for them. Their sudden departures call into question the future of the group’s long campaign against animal agriculture.

USDA researchers are looking at a naturally produced amino acid as a dietary supplement to improve piglet growth and animal productivity. Rod Bain has more…

House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway says Congress should attach cotton and dairy provisions to any must-pass bill before the farm bill comes up. Conaway says he has found a way to fix the cotton program in the farm bill, but adds that “dairymen need help now.” The Chairman told an audience in Arizona that Congress does not have to make mandatory cuts, like the 2014 farm bill, noting farm bill spending has decreased $100 billion since 2014. Conaway says Senate Ag Chair Pat Roberts would like to bring up the bill in March, but that it probably won’t be ready.

Two Willow Spring NC cousins have claimed National Junior Angus Association awards. Twelve year old Ava Wood earned the NJAA Silver award while her 11- year old cousin Ava Wood took home the Bronze. Junior Angus breeders are evaluated in areas of association activities and leadership, participation in showmanship, contests and shows, using performance testing to improve their herd and their progress in producing and merchandising Angus cattle.

Eating bugs – you’ve literally got the stomach for it…