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Farmers lean to truce on animals’ close quarters


August 20, 2010
By Erik Eckholm

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Farmers lean to truce on animals’ close quarters

A staple of
modern agriculture that is seen by critics as inhumane and a threat to
the environment and health — is on the verge of significant change.

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Aug. 20, 2010, West Mansfield, Ohio — Concessions by farmers in this state to sharply restrict the close confinement of hens, hogs and veal calves are the latest sign that so-called factory farming — a staple of modern agriculture that is seen by critics as inhumane and a threat to the environment and health — is on the verge of significant change. | READ MORE

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