Food and Water Watch

Nicole Erwin, Ohio Valley ReSource

Dairy farmers in the Ohio Valley are feeling pressure from a market that is flooded with milk. Prices have plummeted amid supply from foreign producers and larger operations squeezing out small farmers. The crisis has dairy farmers rethinking the U.S. market system and looking to other countries for solutions.   

USDA/Bob Nichols

  The U.S. Department of Agriculture has denied a petition by the National Chicken Council to remove the speed limit on work at some slaughterhouses, a move that food safety advocates are calling a victory for workers and consumers. 

As the Ohio Valley ReSource reported in October, the National Chicken Councilproposal could have increased the line speed for some workers in processing plants where accidents and injuries are already a concern.