Opinion: Pigs deserve better than farm-factory treatment

In 2012, the battleground for fast-food supremacy targeted the cruel, tragic use by Big Meat of gestation crates.  McDonald's made a huge PR splash in May with an announcement of a ten-year plan.

#AgAlerts: Losing farms; giant pigs; recovery from wildfires

Ford outlined how sustained low commodity prices now meant that the average farm income in 2017 was $43,000, and that the median farm income for 2018 was minus $1,500. This had pushed bankruptcies in the farm states across the Midwest, which sell half of U.S farm products, to the highest level in a decade.