Narragansetts, Bourbon Reds, and the like cost about five times as much as standard Thanksgiving birds. So should you buy a main course that will gobble your wallet?
Two ranchers lock horns with another Atlantic writer and argue that animals that roam are healthier than others
Americans toss up to half their food, causing hunger and harm to the environment.
In response to an earlier post, the author reconfirms the importance of humanely-raised food.
After a beloved cow succumbs to pneumonia, the authors are reminded of the importance of small family farms.
The California governor signed a bill ending a procedure that hurts livestock.
The legendary ranchers provide an emphatic answer to a ubiquitous question.
Pets are protected from abuse by national legislation. Why not farm animals?
Starting your own chicken coop may not save money, but it offers other rewards.
Animals from dogs to llamas can protect the ranch from coyotes, bobcats, and more.
A colony of a dozen swallows has made its nest on the authors' barn.
Overuse of antibiotics on livestock poses risks for animals and humans alike.
Why two legendary ranchers started raising goats--and why you should add their meat to your diet.
The swine flu pandemic highlights a decades-old problem: industrial animal farming poses serious public health risks. The authors, who practice humane farming practices on their California ranch, explain how they think the food system should change to keep both animals and people healthy.
The price of hay, an essential part of a cow's diet, is down 40 percent this year. But many cattle ranchers aren't celebrating because it's a sign of tough times for dairy farmers. The authors explain the complicated calculations that occur as they decide how much hay to buy this year.
Breeding season begins and, with it, a new turkey flock on the ranch. The eggs spark endless curiosity as people ask what they look and taste like. Though turkey eggs may look much different than their more popular chicken counterparts, they actually taste quite similar.
Government agriculture subsidies should make farming a full-time job.
Most Americans assume meat is year-round, but it has a season. Animals grace on grass, after all, which, like any plant, is seasonal itself. Ignoring the seasonality of meat is bad for animals, bad for the environment, and bad for us.
It's shocking what passes for "natural" at your local grocer's meat counter. It would be easy to just blame factor farms, but the truth is that the USDA's weak animal treatment standards let agribusinesses run wild. But it doesn't have to be this way.
The Obamas' new garden is great news -- just ask Alice Waters. But why stop there? Keeping a live chicken flock was once the norm for farmers as well as city-dwellers, and, more than just eco-friendly, live chickens are great exercise.