• Arkansas Co-op Shifts Status Quo in Livestock Farming

    7 days ago - By RSF Social Finance

    How a Collective of Family Farms Changed a State's Meat Industry
    Arkansas is rich territory for livestock agriculture. It's home to one of the country's four major meat-packers-a multinational giant that sells billions of dollars of meat products a year. Contract farmers who work for them, however, often earn poverty-level wages, and their livestock fares no better. Chickens and turkeys, for example, are crammed into houses the size of a football field with less than a square foot of space per bird. Disease runs rampant and antibiotic use is high.
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