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This Former Pork Farmer Rescues Pigs Now

This Former Pork Farmer Rescues Pigs Now

Former pork farmer Justin Reineke quit his job, went vegan, and adopted a pig. In a new documentary short by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the now-animal advocate describes the cruelty of...
60% of Scottish Dairy Farmers Say Industry Is In Full Decline

60% of Scottish Dairy Farmers Say Industry Is In Full Decline

Most of Scotland's dairy farmers believe the industry is suffering. A recent survey found that 60 percent of Scottish dairy farmers are "not so confident" or "not at all confident" about the future of...
The Struggling Dairy Industry Is Losing One Farmer a Week

The Struggling Dairy Industry Is Losing One Farmer a Week

Amid slumping dairy sales, farmers are moving onto other careers. One dairy farmer leaves the industry every week, new research finds. The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) -- a levy board funded by farmers...
Bristol’s Beef Farmers Struggle As Vegan Food Gains Popularity

Bristol’s Beef Farmers Struggle As Vegan Food Gains Popularity

The growing demand for vegan food in the UK is impacting the beef industry in Bristol. Demand for beef has dropped by five percent compared to this time last year and Alex Demetriou, managing director...

Cow and Chicken Farmers Switch to Growing Mushrooms

Farmers Jennifer and Rodney Barrett raised chickens and cows on their Arkansas farm for 18 years before a realization struck them. Faced with conflicting feelings over the ethics of their business, the couple left...
Nearly 3,000 Dairy Farms Closed in the U.S. in 2018

Nearly 3,000 Dairy Farms Closed in the U.S. in 2018

More than 2,700 dairy farms shut down operations in 2018, according to new data from the USDA. It's a decline of nearly seven percent over the previous 12-month period. While a number of states reported...
Dairy Farmer Says Industry Must Adapt to Vegan Demand

40% of Farmers Think Veganism Is the Future

Vegan, vegetarian, and flexitarian diets are "here to stay," a dairy farmer has said. Writing for the Irish Independent, journalist and farmer Darragh McCullough spoke about the rising demand for plant-based food, adding that the...
BAFTA Winning Vegan Film Goes to Parliament

BAFTA Winning Vegan Film Goes to Parliament

Vegan documentary "73 Cows" is set to be screened at the European Parliament in Brussels next month. The 15-minute film tells the story of Jay Wilde, said to be the first farmer in the UK...

So Many Meat and Dairy Farmers Are Going Vegan, There’s an Entire Website Dedicated...

As more and more consumers opt to eat plant-based foods for their health, the environment, and for the animals, meat and dairy industries are suffering. Some farmers are accepting that the future is beginning to...
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82,000 Vegan Jackfruit ‘Meat’ Farmers to Boost India’s Economy Through Government Subsidy

The northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya has released a proposal for a new effort that would help 82,000 farmers produce jackfruit meat, The Hindi BusinessLine reports. Titled "Mission Jackfruit," the Meghalaya government hopes that the policy will provide...
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Dallas Billboard to Encourage U.S. Citizens to Go Vegan to Support Local Soy Farmers

As U.S. and China trade wars escalate, Beijing has placed a 25 percent tariff on American soybeans. Soy farmers in the U.S. said the tariffs may cause "serious damage" to the industry since one-quarter of all...

Rapid Growth in Vegan Eating ‘Threatens’ Australia’s Meat and Dairy Industries

Australian beef and dairy farmers are “facing a growing threat” from the rising vegan market, the Straits Times reports. An increasing number of consumers are “abandoning meat” to adopt vegan eating habits. In fact,...

Farmers Voice Concerns as Meat Consumption Declines

A recent debate at the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) addressed the question of whether meat eating would be a thing of the past in 2100, or whether it will always be something certain members...

Dairy Farmers Voice Concerns Over Celebrity Endorsement of Vegan Diets

Farmers in Wales have raised concerns about the growing number of people opting for dairy-free living. It was found last year that there were over half a million vegans in Britain. This is a 360%...