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Aug 05, 2014, 12:26 ET
Chris and Holly Browder, the owners of Browder's Birds Pastured Poultry Farm located on Long Island, NY, received a Fund-a-Farmer grant in both 2013 and in 2014. Their farm exemplifies the importance of farmers' markets to family farmers and the impact of the Fund-a-Farmer grants. (PRNewsFoto/Food Animal Concerns Trust)

Fact Awards Fund-A-Farmer Grants To LivestocK Farmers

This week, Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) awarded nearly $60,000 in grants to farmers located across the country to help them transition to...

Jan 08, 2014, 15:37 ET
Kingbird Farm, located 15 miles southeast of Ithaca, New York, received a Fund-a-Farmer grant in 2012 for a project to improve outdoor access for their sows during farrowing.  (PRNewsFoto/Food Animal Concerns Trust)

Livestock and Poultry Farmers Eligible for Grants Through FACT's Fund-a-Farmer Project

National nonprofit Food Animal Concerns Trust opens application period for grants to help farmers improve animal welfare Family farmers...

Aug 21, 2013, 16:44 ET
Katia Holmes of Misty Brook Farm in Maine, a 2012 Fund-a-Farmer grant recipient, feeds her laying hens on pasture. The grant from FACT funded fencing to enable pasturing of layers, broilers, sows/piglets.  (PRNewsFoto/Food Animal Concerns Trust)

FACT's Fund-a-Farmer Project Awards 18 Grants

Funded projects to improve animal welfare and farm profitability  Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) awarded 18 Fund-a-Farmer grants to...

Jul 18, 2013, 13:56 ET
FDA surveillance routinely finds Salmonella in animal feed, often the same strains that are known to cause human illness. This image must be used in conjunction with the news release with which it was originally distributed.  (PRNewsFoto/Food Animal Concerns Trust/iLexx/E /GettyImages)

FDA Permits Salmonella in Animal Feed Despite Health Threat

FACT to FDA:  You're Making Us Sick!  On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) formally revoked a 1967 policy...

Jul 09, 2012, 13:31 ET

FACT Awards Grants To Deserving Farmers

Funds to help family farmers improve farm animal welfare  This June, Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) awarded over $13,000 in...

Nov 09, 2011, 12:17 ET

FDA Denies Citizen Petitions on Animal Antibiotics

Agency Claims Withdrawing Drugs Is Too Hard; Will Rely on Drug Companies to Self-Regulate On Monday, in a disappointing move, the U.S. Food...

Oct 24, 2011, 16:18 ET

New Farmer Grants Project Launches Today!

FACT's Healthy & Humane Farm Funds to Improve Farm Animal Welfare Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) will celebrate Food Day by kicking off a...

Aug 17, 2005, 01:00 ET

Consumer Group Calls the Thousand Meat Plant Violations Another Example of Flaws in Federal Mad Cow Response

CHICAGO, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to information released by the US Department of Agriculture that over 1,000 meat packers had been...

Sep 20, 2004, 01:00 ET

New Egg Safety Rule Deserves Support From Consumers and Industry

CHICAGO, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the FDA announced its proposed plan to reduce the risk of Salmonella illnesses from eggs by implementing...

Jan 26, 2004, 00:00 ET

FACT Applauds the FDA on its New Steps to Control Mad Cow Disease in Animal Feed and Calls for Full FDA Enforcement

CHICAGO, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- FACT applauds the FDA for steps announced today to control the spread of Mad Cow in animal feed, including its...

May 03, 2001, 01:00 ET

Consumer Food Safety Advocate Richard R. Wood to Receive Food and Drug Administration's Highest Award

CHICAGO, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food And Drug Administration (FDA) has selected Richard R. Wood, Executive Director of Food Animal...

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET

Food Animal Concerns Trust Urges FDA and USDA to Do More to Protect The U.S. From Mad Cow Disease

CHICAGO, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT), a Chicago-based non-profit national organization that educates the public...

Nov 18, 1999, 00:00 ET

FACT Calls on Feds to Regulate Animal Waste

CHICAGO, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- "Animal waste must be managed through national mandatory standards that provide at least a minimal level of...

Jul 01, 1999, 01:00 ET

FACT Calls for Single Federal Egg Agency at Senate Hearing

CHICAGO, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) called for a single federal agency with responsibility for shell egg...

Apr 08, 1999, 01:00 ET

Food Animal Concerns Trust: Deaths Linked to British Beef Increase

CHICAGO, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Government statistics just published in Great Britain reveal that there was an unusual increase in the number...

Mar 09, 1999, 00:00 ET

FACT Seeks Ban of On-Farm Animal Drug Abuse

CHICAGO, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) wants to stop the current practice of drugging farm animals to simply promote...

May 16, 1997, 01:00 ET

President's Food Safety Initiative Must Include On-Farm Controls to be Effective, Says Food Animal Concerns Trust

CHICAGO, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- "The President's Food Safety Initiative, announced this week in Washington, is a significant step toward...