California chickens, pigs and calves get new rights

California voters approve Prop 12: California voters overwhelmingly (by 61 percent) approved a measure Tuesday requiring that all eggs sold in the state come from cage-free hens by 2022. Proposition 12 also bans the sale of pork and veal in California from farm...

Communities face lack of clean, reliable drinking water

The problem is aging infrastructure: Americans across the country, from rural Appalachia to urban areas like Flint, Mich., or Compton, Calif., are facing a lack of clean, reliable drinking water. At the heart of the problem is a water system in crisis: aging,...

After hurricane, pork industry could relocate some hog farms

Smithfield is reassessing disaster preparedness: The biggest U.S. pork producer is reassessing its disaster preparedness following Hurricane Florence. The pork industry could relocate additional hog farms on floodplains after this month’s hurricane swamped dozens of...