Farmer bankruptcies, suicides should cause national concern

Wisconsin loses half its dairy herds: The news out of Wisconsin is discouraging for small to medium-scale dairy farmers and veterinary practices. Increased efficiency (more milk with significantly fewer cows) hasn’t necessarily improved the bottom line for dairy...

Chickens perish, waste lagoons collapse, flooding continues

Sanderson Farms reports loss of broilers: Sanderson Farms, one of the country’s largest poultry producers, said in a notice to investors Monday that at least 1.7 million of its chickens had perished in North Carolina after dozens of broiler houses and other facilities...