Industry News 1/24/19

January 24, 2019

Four Direct Action Everyone activists are facing felony charges for the removal of animals.  Read more in “Activists face felony charges in case targeting Petaluma poultry farm protests,” from The Press Democrat. 

Mercy for Animal’s recruiting efforts are discussed in “With Iowa's ag-gag law ruled unconstitutional, animal rights group seeks undercover investigator,” in the Des Moine Register.

Steve King (R) from Iowa continues to be in the news:  “King's removal from ag committee comes at worst possible time for struggling Iowa farmers, leaders say,” and “Republican U.S. Rep. Steve King gets a GOP challenger, Iowa Sen. Randy Feenstra,” both published in the Des Moines Register.


Nuclear option’ might get Brashears confirmed by U.S. Senate,” describes the process that may need to be used by Senate Republicans to get Brashear and 269 other Trump appointees confirmed.

The Eat-Lancet report  “Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems,” was published January 16, generating a wide range of responses.   Learn more about the recommendations, developed by a coalition with representatives from 16 countries, in “Report recommending less meat and dairy draws loud industry reaction,” from FoodDive and Sustainable’ dietary guidelines called attack on animal ag,” from WattAg. 

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Egg Safety and Quality Management (ESQM) program announced a vacancy on the Shell Egg Advisory Committee (SEAC).  Résumés are due by February 8.