The latest report by the Food & Environment Reporting Network takes a look at how the American Farm Bureau Federation leads the charge against efforts to limit industrial-scale food production and has become the single most powerful farm lobby in the nation.
Why should you care what happens at the Missouri puppy mills, you ask? With one in every four dogs purchased at U.S. pet stores coming from Missouri dog factories, every state that sells dogs has suffered the negative effects.
I just stepped away from a press conference in the Cabinet Room of Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland where he, Ohio Farm Bureau official Jack Fisher and I announced a historic agreement on animal welfare in the state.